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Ellen Levy’s Annotated Bibliography on Marianne Moore (Oxford University Press; login required)

21st Century Publications on Marianne Moore: A Bibliography in Progress, compiled by Elizabeth Gregory



Abbott, Craig S. Marianne Moore: A Descriptive Bibliography. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1977.

Abbott, Craig S. Marianne Moore: A Reference Guide. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1978.

Honigsblum, Bonnie. “An Annotated Bibliography of Works about Marianne Moore: 1977–1990.” In Marianne Moore: Woman and Poet. Edited by Patricia C. Willis, 444–620. Orono, ME: National Poetry Foundation, 1990.

Lane, Gary. A Concordance to the Poems of Marianne Moore. New York: Haskell House, 1972.



Costello, Bonnie. Marianne Moore: Imaginary Possessions. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981.

Garrigue, Jean. Marianne Moore. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1965.

Hadas, Pamela White. Marianne Moore, Poet of Affection. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1977.

Holley, Margaret. The Poetry of Marianne Moore: A Study in Voice and Value. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Martin, Taffy. Marianne Moore, Subversive Modernist. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986.

Miller, Cristanne. Marianne Moore: Questions of Authority. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995.

Slatin, John M. The Savage’s Romance: The Poetry of Marianne Moore. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1986.

Stapleton, Laurence. Marianne Moore: The Poet’s Advance. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1978.



Bazin, Victoria. “Editorial Compression: Marianne Moore at The Dial Magazine.” Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore (2017): 131-47.

Clavier, Aurore. “‘The First Grace of Style’: Marianne Moore and the Writing of Dancing.”  Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore (2017): 203-19.

Finch, Zachary. “‘Passion for the Particular’: Marianne Moore, Henry James, Beatrix Potter, and the Refuge of Close Reading.” Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore (2017): 220-39.

Galvin, Rachel. “Marianne Moore and the Eyewitness Bind.” News of War: Civilian Poetry 1936-1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Gilbert, Roger. “‘These Things’: Moore’s Habits of Adduction.” Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore (2017): 33-48.

Green, Fiona. “Moore’s Numbers.”  In Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore (2017): 49-66.

Gregory, Elizabeth. “Is Andy Warhol Marianne Moore: Celebrity, Celibacy and Subversion.” Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore (2017): 237-51.

Hubbard, Stacy Carson. “Yellow Roses and Bulbuls: Marianne Moore’s Persian Effects.”  Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore (2017): 67-85.

Kinnahan, Linda. “Marianne Moore and Modern Labor.”  Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore (2017): 149-66.

Leader, Jennifer.  “The Teacher Was Speaking of Unrhymed Verse”: Marianne Moore, E. H. Kellogg, and the Poetry of Modernist Hermeneutics.”  Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore (2017): 113-28.

McSherry, Síofra. “'To fulfill a private obligation’: Marianne Moore, Her Patrons, and the Social Economy of the Gift.” NANO (New American Notes Online) 11 (2017 July): online.

Roffman, Karin. “Mysteries Expound Mysteries”: Marianne Moore’s Influence on John Ashbery.”  Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore (2017): 185-99.

Schulze, Robin G. “Marianne Moore’s Gustatory Imagination.” Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore (2017): 15-32.

Setina, Emily. Marianne Moore’s “Light Is Speech,” Decision  Magazine, and the Wartime Work of Intellectual Exchange.” Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore (2017): 167-83.

Willis, Patricia C. “‘Contrarieties Equally True’: Marianne Moore and William Blake.” Twenty-First Century Marianne Moore (2017): 89-111.



Bishop, Elizabeth. “Efforts of Affection.” In The Collected Prose of Elizabeth Bishop. Edited by Robert Giroux, 121–156. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1984.

Gregor, Arthur. “‘Omissions Are Not Accidents’: Reminiscences.” In Special Issue: Marianne Moore. Edited by Andrew Kappel. Twentieth Century Literature 30.2–3 (1984): 150–159.

Kreymborg, Alfred. Troubadour: An Autobiography. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925.

McAlmon, Robert. Post-Adolescence: A Selection of Short Fiction. Edited by Edward N. S. Lorusso. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1991.

Molesworth, Charles. Marianne Moore: A Literary Life. New York: Atheneum, 1990.

Plimpton, George. “Marianne Moore.” In The Best of Plimpton. By George Plimpton, 85–99. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990.

Schon, Jeffrey, dir. “Marianne Moore: In Her Own Image. VHS. New York: WinStar TV and Video, 1999.



Hall, Donald. “The Art of Poetry: Marianne Moore.” In Marianne Moore: A Collection of Critical Essays. Edited by Charles Tomlinson, 20–45. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1969.

Schulman, Grace. “Conversation with Marianne Moore.” Quarterly Review of Literature 16.1–2 (1969): 154–171.




The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore (Macmillan, 1967)

Tell Me, Tell Me: Granite, Steel, and Other Topics (Viking Press, 1966)

The Arctic ox (Faber and Faber, 1964)

O to Be a Dragon (Viking Press, 1959)

Like a Bulwark (Viking Press, 1956)

Collected Poems (Macmillan, 1951)

Nevertheless (Macmillan, 1944)

What Are Years? (Macmillan, 1941)

The Pangolin and Other Verse (Brendin Publishing Co., 1936)

Selected Poems (Macmillan, 1935)

Observations (The Dial Press, 1924)

Poems (The Egoist Press, 1921)


The Complete Prose of Marianne Moore (Viking Press, 1986)

A Marianne Moore Reader (Viking Press, 1961)

Predilections (Viking Press, 1955)


The Fables of La Fontaine (Viking Press, 1954)

Rock Crystal (The New York Review of Books, 1945)


Moore, Marianne. Selected Letters of Marianne Moore. Edited by Bonnie Costello, Celeste Goodridge, and Cristanne Miller. New York: Knopf, 1997.



James Sibley Watson/The Dial Papers. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library.

Marianne Moore Collection. Rosenbach Museum and Library.