Mina Loy

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ML is best known for her formally and thematically innovative free verse, which appeared in little magazines in the 1910s and 1920s. She later distanced herself from this free verse movement, with which she was so strongly associated, claiming: My poetry had nothing to do with that movement.
Burke, Carolyn. Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996.
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Instead, she turned to writing verse as one feels: I tried to forget that I had ever in my life read anything & see if I could let out that natural expression that must be innate to all mankind.
Burke, Carolyn. Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996.
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In addition to her free verse, ML wrote prose, including manifestoes, autobiography, and a novel, but very little of this was published during her lifetime. She also produced a wide range of visual art throughout her life; she asserted: The two, writing and painting, go together with me.
Burke, Carolyn. Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996.
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Milestones

27 December 1882
Mina Gertrude Lowy (later ML ) was born in Hampstead.
Burke, Carolyn. Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996.
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June 1914
ML 's first known published work, Aphorisms on Futurism, appeared in Camera Work under the name Mina Loy.
Loy, Mina. “Introduction and Notes”. The Lost Lunar Baedeker, edited by Roger L. Conover, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996.
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Burke, Carolyn. Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996.
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October 1914
ML 's free-verse poem Parturition appeared in The Trend.
Loy, Mina. “Introduction and Notes”. The Lost Lunar Baedeker, edited by Roger L. Conover, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996.
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25 September 1966
ML died of pneumonia in Aspen, Colorado.
Burke, Carolyn. Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996.
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Biography

Birth and Family

27 December 1882
Mina Gertrude Lowy (later ML ) was born in Hampstead.
Burke, Carolyn. Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996.
15, 18