Mina Loy (born Mina Gertrude Löwy; 27 December 1882 – 25 September 1966) was a British artist, writer, poet, playwright, novelist, futurist, feminist, designer of lamps, and bohemian. She was one of the last of the first generation modernists to achieve posthumous recognition. Her poetry was admired by T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Basil Bunting, Gertrude Stein, Francis Picabia and Yvor Winters, among others. Loy was an avant-garde feminist, and her poems and other works often referenced sex, which offended some of her more conservative peers. Her scandalous work did not stop her from becoming popular among other modernists, such as Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway, although she herself did not gain much fame among the masses. As stated by Nicholas Fox Weber in the ''New York Times'', "This brave soul had the courage and wit to be original. Mina Loy may never be more than a vaguely familiar name, a passing satellite, but at least she sparkled from an orbit of her own choosing."