Books: Poetry, Mar. 9, 1942

WHAT ARE YEARS —Marianne Moore—Macmillan ($1.50). The most accomplished poetess in the English-speaking world today is Marianne Moore, a greying, mobile-faced, almost reckless spinster, born in St. Louis, Mo. in 1887. She graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1909. She was an assistant in the New York Public Library from 1921-25. In 1924 her book of poems Observations received the $2,000 Dial award; and for five uninterruptedly happy years thereafter she served on the learnedly esthetic Dial's editorial staff. Since the Dial's demise in 1929, Miss Moore has picked up a microscopic living from her writings, for the last twelve years has...

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