This long poem is the third book by Nancy Cunard and her only one published by The Hogarth Press. Cunard went on to found another modernist small press, The Hours Press (though she was famously discouraged by Virginia Woolf when she began this endeavour). She was a member of Parisian modernist circles and was well-connected in the literary and political activist networks of Paris. Parallax itself is a highly experimental poem with a great degree of narrative innovation and temporal play. It is in many ways quintessentially modernist.