2018 Civil Reads book club selection— From Civil Reading Group
Mina Loy's technique and subjects - prostitution, menstruation, destitution, and suicide - shock even some modernists and she vanished from the poetry scene as dramatically as she had appeared on it. Roger Conover has resuced the key texts from the pages of forgotten publications, and has included all of the futurist and feminist satires, poems from Loy's Paris and New York periods, and the complete cycle of "Love Songs," as well as previously unknown texts and detailed notes.
"[Mina Loy] may now be launched on a posthumous career as the electric-age Blake."--Hugh Kenner, The Washington Times
"Mina Loy has finally been admitted into 'the company of poets,' the canon. As if she cared."--Thom Gunn, The Times Literary Supplement