Getting Spliced (redux)

cover of book
Zelazo, Laces All Alike (Penguin 2017).

Mina Loy enthusiasts, take note 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

Red spoon
Of the laboratory
Brimming  sea whispers— — —
Crushed moon
Sinuous consciousness
congealed fantasia
ribald tonnage
radium love

You can read about Zelazo and another poem from Lances All Alike  in Rob Mclennan’s column, “Some notes on Canadian Poetry” in Jacket2.