Erwin Tiongson’s Slate article (11 Dec. 2019), “The Most Famous Photograph of Poets Ever Taken,” features a 1948 photo published in Life Magazine. Although H.D. was not part of this group and indeed was convalescing in Switzerland at the time, the image features many members of her literary and personal circles. Nearly all of the… Continue reading “The Most Famous Photograph of Poets Ever Taken”
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
H.D.’s archival records include correspondence from 213 individual correspondents, ranging from family and childhood friends to the central writers and editors of literary modernism. By mapping the inter-relationships among these correspondents, we can retrace the shape of Modernist networks that are often female-centered, America-centered, and familial. Correspondents are sorted in nodes based upon the… Continue reading Using a Visual Understanding Environment to Understand H.D.’s Networks of Influence
View a scene from Larry Jordan’s 1990 film The H.D. Trilogy, featuring poet Joanna McClure reading passages from H.D.’s Hermetic Definition.
PoetryTheatre offers a dramatic recitation of H.D.’s “Sheltered Garden,” which just happens to be my favorite poem from Sea Garden. Show this alongside “Helen” or “Sea Rose” when teaching H.D. out of limited anthologies, and watch the students’ readings open up in delightful directions.
Listen to the introduction and first song of the Transatlantic Welsh Concert performed by Paul Robeson in 1957 after his passport was revoked and he was unable to travel to the UK. The clip on YouTube includes the introduction to the concert by Will Paynter, president of the South Wales Miners, as well as Paul Robeson’s… Continue reading Paul Robeson’s Transatlantic Welsh Concert Audio
Brianna Harris’s YouTube site notes that she uses this montage of Borderline scenes when she teaches the film at Hampshire College. She writes, “I used the footage from the silent film “Borderline 1930″ to emphasize the themes of relationships, affairs, and racism vs. romance. You also see themes of gender roles and betrayal, truth, shame, and murder.” The… Continue reading “Borderline Breakdown” Montage by Brianna Harris
H.D.’s letters and even published writing are riddled with nicknames and acronyms (e.g. Fido, Beaver, Bear, Pup, Dactyl, Buddy, Cole, and so many more). Louis Silverstein published a key to those nicknames in the H.D. Newsletter in 1987, and that list remains an invaluable reference today.
Just a reminder. There are three quick ways to stay posted on H.D.-related news and information: Join the H.D. Society LISTSERV, coordinated by Lara Vetter at UNC-Charlotte Join the LondonHD Facebook group, administered by Amy Evans Use the #HDModernist hashtag on Twitter Please pass along society contact information to your friends and colleagues who are studying H.D. and her… Continue reading Want to Keep in Touch with the H.D. International Society?
Join this Facebook Group, The (Modernist) Social Network Williams H.D. Pound Moore, for a weekly free, open seminar hosted by Eric Alan Weinstein at UPenn. Recent seminars have featured Susan McCabe discussing Paint It Today (written in 1919) and Rebecca Bowler introducing Borderline (1930).