On gray days when most modern poetry seems one dull colorless voice speaking through a hundred rival styles, one turns to Stevie Smith and enjoys her unique and cheerfully gruesome voice. She is a charming and original poet.

—Robert Lowell

The most delightful of English poets — mordantly amusing and fresh as a sassy cat

Best Poems

Poetry by Stevie Smith

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Paperback (published December 11, 2013)

ISBN
9780811221948
Price US
16.95
Page Count
160

Stevie Smith

20th century English poet and novelist

On gray days when most modern poetry seems one dull colorless voice speaking through a hundred rival styles, one turns to Stevie Smith and enjoys her unique and cheerfully gruesome voice. She is a charming and original poet.

—Robert Lowell

Indispensable–one of the most original poetic minds.

Observer

I am a desperate Stevie Smith addict.

—Sylvia Plath

A rare bird, a Maltese falcon. A more individual talent than Stevie Smith’s you don’t get.

—Clive James, The New Yorker