Burke, Carolyn. Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996. This full-length biography is a well-researched account of Loy’s complex life and relationships. Develops significant contexts for the aesthetic movements that affected Loy’s major works and includes detailed analyses of poems and prose.
Galvin, Mary E. Queer Poetics: Five Modernist Women Writers. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1999. Identifies five modernist writers—Loy, Amy Lowell, Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, and H. D.—who challenged heterosexual norms and paved the way for contemporary queer poetics.
Goody, Alex. Modernist Articulations: A Cultural Study of Djuna Barnes, Mina Loy, and Gertrude Stein. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Places Loy, Barnes, and Stein at specific moments in modernism—key points in articulation—to examine their work and the literary culture in which they wrote.
Kinnahan, Linda. Poetics of the Feminine: Authority and Literary Tradition in William Carlos Williams, Mina Loy, Denise Levertov, and Kathleen Fraser. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. Identifies a modernist aesthetic tradition, epitomized in the works of Williams, Loy, Levertov, and Fraser, that challenged the traditional relationships between poetic authority and gender.
Kouidis, Virginia. Mina Loy: American Modernist Poet. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. The first full-length critical study of Loy, this work focuses on the feminist and philosophical aspects of her early work in order to establish her position in the modernist movement.
Shreiber, Maeera, and Keith Tuma, eds. Mina Loy: Women and Poet. Orono, Maine: The National Poetry Foundation, 1998. Introduces the various critical lenses applied to Loy’s work and demonstrates the diversity of Loy scholarship. Includes sections devoted to Songs to Joannes, Anglo-Mongels and the Rose, as well as an incredibly detailed annotated bibliography.
Vetter, Lara Elizabeth. Modernist Writings and Religio-scientific Discourse: H. D., Loy, and Toomer. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Examines spirituality and science in the writings of modernists H. D., Loy, and Jean Toomer.