Mina Loy enthusiasts, take not of this forthcoming title from Coach House Press: Suzanne Zelazo’s Lances All Alike (Apr. 2018, trade paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55245-362-9). The collection weaves lines of poetry by Modernist poet-painters Mina Loy and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven into an imaginary conversation. Zelazo examines the way their work has been suppressed, stitched, spliced, and edited by male editors and arbiters of taste. The result is poems such as:
A more tender button
Of the laboratory
Brimming sea whispers— — —
You can read about Zelazo and another poem from Lances All Alike in Rob Mclennan’s column, “Some notes on Canadian Poetry” in Jacket2.