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Poems 1955-2005 Hardcover – 26 May 2005

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  • Hardcover: 413 pages
  • Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd (26 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852247215
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852247218
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 16.1 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,451,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fifty years of powerful verse from one of Britain's major poets. -- Independent On Sunday, June 19, 2005 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

anne stevenson was born in Cambridge, England, in 1933, of American parents, and grew up in New England and Michigan. She studied music, European literature and history at the University of Michigan, returning later to read English and publishing the first critical study of Elizabeth Bishop. After several transatlantic switches, she settled in Britain in 1964, and has since lived in Cambridge, Scotland, Oxford, the Welsh Borders and latterly in North Wales and Durham. She has held many literary fellowships, and was the inaugural winner of Britain's biggest literary prize, the Northern Rock Foundation Writer's Award, in 2002. As well as her numerous collections of poetry, Anne Stevenson has published a biography of Sylvia Plath (1989), a book of essays, Between the Iceberg and the Ship (1998) and two critical studies of Elizabeth Bishop's work, most recently Five Looks at Elizabeth Bishop (1998).

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Anne Stevenson is rightly regarded as a major American poet. She has produced a body of poetry that is remarkable by any standards. Born in England, she never seems to have shaken off a disdain for English people and culture.
Encompassing a enviable emotional and sylistic range her technical facility is never more than a means to an end. The end being clearly focused yet emotionally warm verse.
That's not to say, however, that she doesn't possess a biting wit.
Above all else, she is an acute observer of both minutae and the larger picture.
Popular within poetry circles, Anne deserves a wider audience than she has now.
This is another beautifly produced edition from Bloodaxe, who are, in my humble opinion, easily the finest UK publisher of contemporary poetry.
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not her best, but worth reading
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great poetry 19 Nov. 2008
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Anne Stevenson has my favorite poem: Eros. I've enjoyed working through her other poetry and have found some other poems... nothing like Eros, but still great work! This work is well organized and covers a myriad of subjects.
5.0 out of 5 stars a brilliant collection by one of the greatest poets of our time 21 July 2013
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Perceptive, crafted with patience and care. Sheer genius this collection will make you wonder why you dont read poetry more often.
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