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Linda Leavell

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Linda Leavell is a scholar of American poetry and art, especially of the early twentieth century. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy and has degrees from Baylor University (BA) and Rice University (PhD). She taught English at Rhodes College during the 1985-86 academic year and taught American literature at Oklahoma State University from 1986 to 2010.

Her first book, _Marianne Moore and the Visual Arts: Prismatic Color_, analyzes Moore's poetry within the context of modernism in the visual arts . Research for that book led to her second book, _Holding On Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore_ . This is the first authorized biography of the poet.

“The moment is ripe for [Moore] to be restored to us, depixified and complex," wrote
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Holding On Upside Down: The...

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