Writings about H.D.

Photos of H.D. from throughout her life, courtesy of the Beinecke Library Digital Collections and New Directions Publishing Corp. Images inclue undated images of H.D. bathed in sunlight in floral dress, H.D. in Egypt in 1923 standing before a partially ruined sculpture of a seated couple, H.D. with a ribbon in her hair, H.D., Norman Holmes Pearson, and Bryher seated before the Sterling Library at Yale University in September 1956, and H.D. seated on a rocky hill wearing pants and a jacket and possibly a beret.

Scholarly and Creative Works about H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

Why H.D.?

See this interview with Susan Stanford Friedman, with Michael Coyle and Jane Pinchin, Colgate University

Advice for Readers New to H.D.

  • For information about H.D.’s life, see our biography page.
  • A good place to start reading about H.D.’s writing is the H.D. section of the Multimedia Companion to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000) by Marsha Bryant.
  • H.D.: Woman and Poet (edited by Michael King, Orono, Maine: National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine at Orono, c1986; ISBN #0-915032-69-4)
  • Signets: Reading H.D. (edited by Susan Stanford Friedman and Rachel Blau DuPlessis, U of Wisconsin P, 1990).
  • To set up a Google Scholar alert for H.D., click here

Critical Bibliographies

  • The Modern American Poetry Web site includes a brief bibliography of criticism by Marsha Bryant.
  • Michael Boughn’s descriptive bibliography, H.D.: A Bibliography, 1905-1990 (Charlottesville, Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, UP of Virginia, 1993; ISBN #0813914124) lists much of the criticism published prior to 1990.
  • This page contains a beginner’s bibliography of criticism: Literaryhistory.com.

Periodicals of Interest

  • H.D.’s Web, an e-newsletter 2007-2011
  • H.D. Newsletter, 1987-1991
  • Sagetrieb (1981-2014; ISSN #0735-4665, published by the National Poetry Foundation at the University
    of Maine, Orono, Maine).
  • Paideuma, 1971-present, also published by the National poetry Foundation, devoted to the study of H.D., Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and their circle.
  • Iowa Review, H.D. centennial issue. (Information contributed by Lisa Simon.)
  • For a list of other special issues of periodicals, see the introduction to Annette Debo and Lara Vetter’s Approaches to Teaching H.D.’s Poetry and Prose (New York: MLA Press, 2011).

Online Articles and Reviews

Creative Works Inspired by H.D. 

H.D. on Radio and Television

Latest Publications


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