Elizabeth Gregory, Stacy Carson Hubbard
This collection of essays, titled Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore: Essays from a Critical Renaissance (PDF), represents a new spectrum of critical awareness and marks the beginning of what may be considered a Marianne Moore renaissance in the twenty-first century. The pieces investigate Moore's engagement in modernist organizations and groups, her influence on succeeding generations of artists, and the dynamics of her post-World War II work, which is usually ignored. At the same time, they trace the ways in which the development of her poetics has intersected with shifts in cultural politics during the course of her career. The essays give particularly interesting views on Moore's connections and her late-career role as a cultural icon by drawing on fresh perspectives from previously unknown biographical data and new editions and archives of Moore's work.