Allison Neal is a Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2019. Her current book project examines American poetic voice in the era of global broadcast.
In a letter written on August 30, 1964, Marianne Moore recounts listening to an old recording of her poem, “Rigorists,” that was playing that night on the BBC. “We had dinner at a little Greek Casa Blanca (very near) but stayed up late to hear me on the BBC—on a borrowed transistor,” Moore writes to her friend Hildegard Watson.