Carolyn Burke/Mina Loy

Small Press Traffic's Talk Series continues with this presentation by Carolyn Burke, who will discuss her new biography of the
enigmatic modernist poet Mina Loy, and discuss as well the travails of her twenty-year research project, over four continents, on the trail of Loy. London-born Mina Loy (1882-1966) was the intimate of William Carlos Williams, Marcel Duchamp, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Joseph Cornell, Marinetti, Djuna Barnes and Man Ray; yet despite her genius, beauty and pizzazz she has--until quite recently--been almost forgotten, except for a few dedicated "Loy"-alists. Her biographer, Carolyn Burke, holds a Ph.D. in literature from Columbia and is well known for her translations and critical work on post-modern French feminisms, particularly Irigaray, Cixous, Kristeva. A native of Australia, she now splits her time between Santa Cruz and Sydney.
January 17, 1997