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Marianne Moore slept in the same bed as her mother and dined with her on the edge of the bath-tub — this may have helped her poetry, says Linda Leavell in Holding on Upside Down Jane Rye

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Marianne Moore
circa 1960: Portrait of Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972) seated, wearing a suit, cape and her trademark tricorn hat. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

?Art breathes from containment and suffocates from freedom,’ said Leonardo. Skeptical? Consider Marianne Moore’s appallingly circumscribed life… Read more