Standard Name: Stevenson, Anne
Birth Name: Anne Katharine Stevenson
AS is an important contemporary poet, an heir to both the US and the British traditions. She experimented with drama and fiction early in her career. She writes fine criticism, and has edited the poems of others.
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On 3 December her friends and family held a Frances Horovitz Memorial Celebration at the Young Vic Theatre. Harold Pinter , Anne Stevenson , Roger Garfitt , Michael Horovitz , and others read, sang, and performed her poetry.
Horovitz, Michael, and Frances Horovitz. A Celebration of and for Frances Horovitz (1938-1983). New Departures, 1984.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Catherine Byron|
|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Bishop||
In 1963 EB began a new friendship with the American-British poet Anne Stevenson . Stevenson wrote to Bishop, having undertaken to produce a monograph on her for the Twayne series, and a rich epistolary relationship developed.
Astley, Neil. “Elizabeth Bishop: A Bibliography; Elizabeth Bishop: Chronology”. Elizabeth Bishop: Poet of the Periphery, edited by Linda Anderson and Jo Shapcott, Bloodaxe Books, 2002, pp. 175 -00.
|Friends, Associates||Frances Horovitz|
|Friends, Associates||Ruth Fainlight|
FH was diagnosed with cancer after having gone to the doctor for severe ear pain.
Sources disagree on what kind of cancer she had, but Anne Stevenson in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography says...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Sylvia Kantaris||
The poems here are full of places—real ones, like St Ives, Zennor, a rain-forest in Queensland, Australia; also the dystopias of Snapshotland (where everyone is happy all the time.)
Kantaris, Sylvia. The Sea at the Door. Secker and Warburg, 1985.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Emily Dickinson|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Emily Dickinson||
Because of the extent to which ED 's concentrated and elusive verse, as well as her dissent from religious and social orthodoxies, seem to presage modernism, she has been considered the sole serious writer among...
|Literary responses||Carol Rumens||
Baby Baby Baby won first prize in the Peterloo Poetry Competition in 2003.
The volume appeared with praise from distinguished quarters. Anne Stevenson called CRone of the few women poets writing today whose...
Rumens, Carol. Poems 1968-2004. Bloodaxe Books, 2004.
|Literary responses||Seamus Heaney|
|Literary responses||E. J. Scovell||
Admirers of her work include a number of fellow poets: Carol Rumens (who identifies her unemphatic, undeceived and honest observation of what is as the mark of a specifically modern sensibility),
Anne Stevenson ,...
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
|Literary responses||Penelope Shuttle||
The poet Anne Stevenson , whose review offered these summaries of Shuttle's imagery, marvelled at the vulnerability of a dead-serious poetic voice(without the defences of aggression, wit, irony, mockery or word-play)
Stevenson, Anne. “Hearing the downpour”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 4059, p. 65.
|Literary responses||Elizabeth Bishop||
Sylvia Plath , who began with negative comments about EB , later developed admiration for her fine originality, always surprising, never rigid, flowing, juicier than Marianne Moore who is her godmother.
Fleur Adcock notes...
Rees-Jones, Deryn. “Writing ELIZABETH”. Elizabeth Bishop: Poet of the Periphery, edited by Linda Anderson and Jo Shapcott, Bloodaxe Books, 2002, pp. 42 -62.
|Literary responses||Elizabeth Bishop|
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