Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Mina Loy experimented with a variety of literary forms. During her lifetime, she published poetry, plays, essays, pamphlets, and letters. Her most well-known short prose works appear in The Lost Lunar Baedeker; these include “Aphorisms on Futurism,” “Feminist Manifesto,” “Modern Poetry” and “Auto-Facial Construction.” Several plays were reprinted in the 1990’s, including The Pamperers (pb. 1920), Collision (pb. 1915), and CittàBapini (pb. 1915). A novel, Insel, was published posthumously in 1991. Other autobiographical prose works Loy wrote in the late 1920’s and 1930’s include “Goy Israel” and “Islands in the Air”; neither was completed, but sections of these manuscripts can be found in Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.