About the Author
Ann stevenson, born in England of American parents, grew up in the states but has lived in Britain for most of her adult life. She has published twelve collections of poetry, a book of essays, Between the Iceberg and the Ship (1998), a recent critical study, five looks at Elizabeth Bishop (1998), and a biography of Sylvia Plath, Bitta Fame (1989. She has published three poetry books with bloodaxe: Collected poems 1955-1995, Ganny Scarcrow was shortlisted for both the T.s.Eliot Prize aand the whitebread poetry award. Both her lastest two collections are poetry book society Recomendations. She won the first Northan Rock Foundation Writer award in 2002, and lives in Durham.