Her best known work is the controversial Exit Strategies. This prose/poem cycle was praised by E. E. Cummings as "poetry as pure energy...just in time for atomic age", but similarly condemned by others for the same qualities.
The famous 400 stanza, Eanie Meanie poem:
- Eanie Meanie Minie Meanie
- Mo Mo Moonie Minie
- Eanie Moonie Moonie Meanie
- Oonie Eanie Moonie Me
has few andecedents in the English language: language was to her pure sound, its meaning lost in our collective past
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