Visit to the Rosenbach Museum & Library to discuss Marianne Moore
We visited the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia to meet with curators of the extensive archive there of Marianne Moore’s papers and belongings. Archivist Elizabeth Fuller showed us manuscript versions of Moore’s famous meta-poem “Poetry,” and then we sat with her in a room that replicates Moore’s New York City apartment to talk further about the poem.
Here is a link to the film of our visit and our discussion of Moore’s “Poetry”:
We are now adding Marianne Moore materials to ModPo for the first time. There is a new Moore section of the ModPoPLUS week 3 (rise of modernism) syllabus, as follows:
PART FOURTEEN: MARIANNE MOORE
14.1 read Marianne Moore’s “To a Snail”: LINK TO TEXT
14.2 watch discussion of Moore’s “To a Snail”: LINK TO VIDEO
14.3 read Marianne Moore’s poem “Poetry”: LINK TO TEXT