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Moreover, the Moon Essay

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Robeson is a freelance writer with a master's degree in English. In this essay, Robeson presents a feminist reading of "Moreover, the Moon" that outlines Loy's disappointment in women's ability to rid themselves of patriarchal influence and control.

For many, the joy of reading poetry and other literature is found in the process of deciphering the text. Ferreting out the author's hidden (or not so hidden) meanings is solving a puzzle that rewards the reader with a deeper understanding of the work and its author. But what happens when a text seems to challenge those attempts at every turn? Enter Mina Loy.

In the introduction to The Lost Lunar Baedeker: Poems of Mina Loy, editor Roger Conover states

'Difficult' is the word that has been most often used to describe her. . . . She is not an academic poet, but her poems are of the intellect. In order to read...

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