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"Moreover, the Moon" is considered to be one of Loy's works from the 1940s, although the piece has no known composition date. It was originally published in 1982 by Roger Conover in The Last Lunar Baedeker. Whereas some of Loy's poems, including "Love Songs,""Lunar Baedeker,""Anglo-Mongrels and the Rose," and "Parturition," have received some (albeit limited) critical attention, "Moreover, the Moon" has been critically ignored.

This lack of attention is perhaps a result of Loy's general absence from the accepted canon of Western poetry. Conover notes in his second collection of her work, The Lost Lunar Baedeker: Poems of Mina Loy:

Mina Loy is not for everyone. It is not by accident that her work has been misplaced. 'Difficult' is the word that has been most often used to describe her. . . . Her work has never attracted casual readers. It is easiest simply to ignore her. . . . But her readers...

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