Love a Fortress: The Paper Nautilus and Logarithmic Structure in Marianne Moore’s Poetry

Marianne Moore’s poetry is filled with naturalist observations; of glaciers, chameleons, whales, elephants, lions, fish, peacocks, snails, and in the case of this lusciously layered poem, the nautilus. The Paper Nautilus Marianne Moore, 1887 – 1972 For authorities whose hopes are shaped by mercenaries? Writers entrapped by teatime fame and by commuters’ comforts? Not for these the paper … Read more