Mina Loy

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Mina Loy (born Mina Gertrude Löwy; 27 December 1882 – 25 September 1966), was a British artist, writer, poet, playwright, novelist, futurist, feminist, designer of lamps, and bohemian. She was one of the last of the first generation modernists to achieve posthumous recognition. Her poetry was admired by T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Basil Bunting, Gertrude Stein, Francis Picabia and Yvor Winters, among others.


  • Lunar Baedeker, Paris: Contact Editions, 1923.
  • Lunar Baedeker & Time-Tables: Selected Poems, ed. Jonathan Williams, Highlands, NC: Jargon Society, 1958.
  • Insel, ed. Elizabeth Arnold, intro. Sarah Hayden, Brooklyn, NY: Melville House, 2014, 224 pp. Publisher.
  • Strangeness Is Inevitable, eds. Jennifer R. Gross, Ann Lauterbach, Roger L. Conover, and Dawn Ades, Princeton University Press, and Brunswick, ME: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 2023, 232 pp. PDF. Exh. held at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME, 6 Apr–17 Sep 2023.


  • Elizabeth Claire Zamzow, Mina Loy: Secret Service Buffoon to the Woman's Cause, Miami University, 1993, 264 pp.
  • Maeera Shreiber, Keith Tuma (eds.), Mina Loy: Writer and Poet, National Poetry Foundation, 1998, 500 pp.