Anne Stevenson, described by the former poet laureate, Andrew Motion, as “one of the most remarkable poetic voices to have emerged on either side of the Atlantic in the last fifty years” (Motion, 2008, p. xiii), authored an extensive range of non-fiction scripts for radio; literary biographies; critical, historical and cultural essays; lectures and book reviews – all this in addition to the poetry for which she is justly valued and esteemed. Since her first volume of poems,

Living in America

, The Generation Press, 1965, Stevenson published eleven further, individual volumes, numerous poetry pamphlets, posters (for

Poems on the Underground

), and broadsides, as well as two collected editions,

The Collected Poems, 1955-1995

, Oxford University Press, 1996, and

Poems, 1955-2005


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Citation: Gordon, Ian. "Anne Stevenson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 September 2010 [, accessed 20 June 2024.]

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