New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
(1887 - 1972)
Pulitzer prize-winning poet, baseball enthusiast
and lifelong New Yorker
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Women.
Location. 40° 44.017′ N, 73° 59.857′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 9th Street east of Sixth Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 West 9th Street, New York NY 10011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Wall Finn (within shouting distance of this marker); Emma Lazarus (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso (about 500 feet away); Charles Ives (about 600 feet away); Eleanor Roosevelt (about 600 feet away); Jefferson Market Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Church of the Ascension (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Marianne Moore. Poetry Foundation entry:
One of American literature’s foremost poets, Marianne Moore’s poetry is characterized by linguistic precision, keen and probing descriptions, and acute observations of people, places, animals, and art. Her poems often reflect her preoccupation with the relationships between the common and the uncommon, as well as advocate discipline in both art and life, and espouse restraint, modesty, and humor. She frequently used animals as a central image to emphasize themes of independence, honesty, and the integration of art and nature.... (Submitted on October 13, 2016.)
2. Marianne Moore, Portrait in a Minute. YouTube video:
David C. Ward, historian at the National Portrait Gallery, discusses poet Marianne Moore (2 mins). (Submitted on October 13, 2016.)
3. "What Are Years?" by Marianne Moore. YouTube video (80 secs.) (Submitted on October 13, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.