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Marianne Moore

1887-1972

 

— Small Press Author —

 
Marianne Moore plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 1, 2008
1. Marianne Moore plaque
Inscription.  
The noted modernist poet Marianne Moore resided across the street at 14 St. Mark’s Place when she first moved to New York City in 1918 and worked for five years on the staff of the Hudson Park Branch of the New York Public Library. Her first 24-page book of poems was published in 1921 by the Egoist Press in England. Ms. Moore received the Pulitzer Prize in 1935 for her Collected Poems, and later gained many other notable literary awards.

Attired in a black cape and tricorn hat, she was a familiar sight to New Yorkers until her death in 1972. Fellow Villager T.S. Eliot described her poetry as “part of the small body of durable poetry written in our time.”

Other notable literary figures who lived on St. Luke’s Place during the same period included Sherwood Anderson (No.12; Summer 1923) and Theodore Dreiser (No.16; 1922-23).

Plaque erected in 1989 by the Small Press Center.
 
Erected 1989 by Small Press Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen.
 
Location.
Marianne Moore plaque on the NYPL Hudson Park branch image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 29, 2020
2. Marianne Moore plaque on the NYPL Hudson Park branch
Where St. Luke's Place becomes Leroy Street
40° 43.805′ N, 74° 0.316′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Leroy Street west of Seventh Avenue South, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 66 Leroy St, New York NY 10014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carmine Street Mural (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Firemen's Memorial (about 300 feet away); No. 48 Commerce Street (about 500 feet away); 38 Commerce Street (about 500 feet away); James Vandenburgh’s Home (about 500 feet away); 70 Bedford Street (about 500 feet away); 36 Commerce Street (about 500 feet away); Edna St. Vincent Millay (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Marianne Moore. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on January 2, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
14 St. Luke's Place: Marianne Moore lived here image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 29, 2020
3. 14 St. Luke's Place: Marianne Moore lived here
Marianne Moore, in tricorn hat and black cape image. Click for full size.
George Platt Lynes, via Vintage Photo Gravure, 1945
4. Marianne Moore, in tricorn hat and black cape
Marianne Moore throwing out the first pitch of the season at Yankee Stadium, 1968 image. Click for full size.
via Pinterest, 1968
5. Marianne Moore throwing out the first pitch of the season at Yankee Stadium, 1968
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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