Rebecca Bowler Reviews Books by Vetter and Robinson

One new review of H.D. Scholarship came out this autumn. Rebecca Bowler reviewed Lara Vetter’s A Curious Peril in The Review of English Studies published 8 Dec. 2017. In the past, she also reviewed Matte Robinson’s The Astral H.D. in Literature and Theology (Dec. 2017 issue).

Michael Bough’s Beautiful New Poetry Collection Inspired by H.D.’s Hermetic Definitions

Michael Boughn’s new poetry collection, Hermetic Divagations – After H.D. (Swimmers Group, 2017) embraces the poetic method of H.D.’s Hermetic Definitions to arrive at a wholly new reflection on the many questions H.D. posed about war, love, spirituality, and survival–questions that retain their relevance for us today. Michael Boughn is the author of several books of poetry, including… Continue reading Michael Bough’s Beautiful New Poetry Collection Inspired by H.D.’s Hermetic Definitions

H.D., Embroidery, and Modernism

Two recent articles focus on H.D.’s contributions to the visual arts through her elaborate embroidery projects. Elizabeth Anderson’s “H.D.’s Tapestry: Embroidery, William Morris, and The Sword Went Out to Sea” appears in Modernist Cultures, vol. 12, no. 2 (2017). Linking H.D.’s tapestry work both to her spiritualism and to her inspiration in the Pre-Raphaelites, Anderson explores H.D.’s… Continue reading H.D., Embroidery, and Modernism

The Spirit of Revolt Women Writers Archives and the Cold War Modernism/Modernity Print Plus

This month’s Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform features “Mind the Gap! Modernism and Feminist Praxis.” Articles by Madelyn Detloff, Anne Fernald, Rowena Kennedy-Epstein, Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, and Ewa Ziarek take up the issue from a range of perspectives. Kennedy-Epstein’s “The Spirit of Revolt: Women Writers, Archives and the Cold War” begins with a curricular debate about the role and… Continue reading The Spirit of Revolt Women Writers Archives and the Cold War Modernism/Modernity Print Plus

University Press of Florida Releases Lara Vetter’s A Curious Peril

Lara Vetter’s fascinating treatment of H.D.’s late prose in the political context of post-World War II has been released by UP Florida. Miranda Hickman notes that Vetter’s book demonstrates how H.D.’s late prose contributes to “politically attuned cultural work” and that Vetter “astutely counters longstanding claims about H.D.’s escapism.” Find Lara Vetter’s A Curious Peril here: http://upf.com/book.asp?id=9780813054568

New book by Lara Vetter, A Curious Peril: H.D.’s Late Modernist Prose

The University Press of Florida has just published Lara Vetter’s new book, A Curious Peril: H.D.’s Late Modernist Prose. The monograph offers readings of a range of H.D.’s post-World War II writing: The Sword Went Out to Sea, By Avon River, White Rose and the Red, The Mystery, Magic Mirror, Compassionate Friendship, and End to… Continue reading New book by Lara Vetter, A Curious Peril: H.D.’s Late Modernist Prose

Modernist Women Writers and Spirituality: A Piercing Darkness edited collection now available

The edited collection Modernist Women Writers and Spirituality: A Piercing Darkness, edited by Elizabeth Anderson, Andrew Radford, and Heather Walton, has been released by Palgrave (January 2017). Contributions by Suzanne Hobson and Matte Robinson focus on H.D., alongside chapters devoted to a range of other modernist women writers, including Mary Butts, Jane Harrison, Dora Marsden,… Continue reading Modernist Women Writers and Spirituality: A Piercing Darkness edited collection now available

The Astral H.D. Reviewed in Literature and Theology

Rebecca Bowler has published a review of Matte Robinson‘s The Astral H.D. in a recent issue of Literature and Theology. The review highlights H.D.’s contributions to the study of occultism and to its adaptation into literature as part of the intersection of literature and theology more broadly.

Cynthia Hogue’s Poetry Collection Published by Red Hen Press

Poet and H.D. Scholar, Cynthia Hogue, has published her ninth poetry collection, In June the Labyrinth (Red Hen Press, 2017). This book-length poetry sequence shares a mythopoetic approach often found in H.D.’s poetry as well. Excerpts from In June the Labyrinth have also been featured in Tupelo Quarterly.  Cynthia Hogue served as the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Cornell University… Continue reading Cynthia Hogue’s Poetry Collection Published by Red Hen Press

New Novella Explores Alice Modern, H.D., and Bryher

Xoxox Press, a small press publisher in Gambier, Ohio, has issued a novella by Michelle Auerbach, titled Alice Modern. Modernist poet H.D. and her lover, Winifred Ellerman (known as Bryher), are central protagonists in a graceful, erotically lush novella of 1930s Europe. Young Alice Modern tells the tale of leaving her bourgeois Jewish home in Vienna… Continue reading New Novella Explores Alice Modern, H.D., and Bryher