Anne Stevenson, A Report from the Border: New and Rescued Poems

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A Report from the Border: New & Rescued Poems

, Bloodaxe Books, 2003

is the sixteenth collection of Anne Stevenson’s poems to have been published in book form, containing thirty-eight poems, mostly written since the publication of

Granny Scarecrow

in 2000. Fifteen of the new poems had been published by The Thumbscrew Press a year earlier, in 2002, in a pamphlet,

Hearing with my Fingers


A Report from the Border

also includes new versions of several poems “rescued”, as Stevenson puts it in the full title and in the Acknowledgements, from previously published books:

Early versions of ‘Haunted’ and ‘Green Mountain, Black Mountain’ appeared in Minute by Glass Minute, OUP, 1982. ‘The Mass, The Media, The Market’ and ‘Branch Line’ first appeared in The Other House, OUP,

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Citation: Gordon, Ian. "A Report from the Border: New and Rescued Poems". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 December 2011 [, accessed 21 May 2024.]

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