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Poster poems: Cars | Billy Mills

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They can be vehicles for many subjects, so please rev up your imaginative engines and see where this month's topic takes you

Towards the end of 1955, Marianne Moore was invited to submit suggestions for naming the latest model from the Ford range of cars. For an obscure poet, Moore was something of a celebrity, known for her eccentricity and love of baseball as much as for her verse, and was quick to accept the invitation. Sadly, none of her suggestions made the cut, and so Americans found themselves driving the new Edsel and not the Utopian Turtletop.

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