Trying to Make a Foreign Language

“I was trying,” Mina Loy observed in 1927, with reference to her polyglot, punning, scholastic, asyntactic, unpunctuated free-verse poems, “to make a foreign language, because English had already been used.”
Marjorie Perloff, “The Mina Loy Mysteries: Legend and Language,” American Book Review October-November 1996

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