Some Are More Human Than Others
Poetry by Stevie Smith
The British poet Stevie Smith, as her many readers well know, sprinkled her drawings throughout her poetry collections. In this sketchbook, Some Are More Human Than Others, she did the opposite––she spiced her drawings with words. Together they resound with what Robert Lowell described as Smith’s “unique and cheerfully gruesome voice” and open up a little world of peculiar experience: something somber and something gay, innocent and cruel––truths of our world trapped off guard.