All the Poems - Stevie Smith

Staff Pick

This is, as the title indicates, a lot of poetry. But flip through it. Read a couple. Look at those messy lines that make up her quirky little sketches. Some still debate the literary merit of her work, but though she may couch her revelatory insights in what reads like plebeian’s prose, Smith is indeed a master of the form. Whether she is playing with your expectations of meter and rhyme by doing the exact opposite of what’s considered flowing and lovely (sometimes creating an awkward cacophony that is hard to say at all, let alone without laughing), or bluntly making fun of her English brethren, she is unabashedly and wholeheartedly her own category of poet. One worth unabashedly and wholeheartedly exploring.

All the Poems: Stevie Smith By Stevie Smith, Will May (Editor) Cover Image
By Stevie Smith, Will May (Editor)
ISBN: 9780811223805
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: New Directions - February 4th, 2016