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Anne Stevenson

Anne Stevenson (born January 3, 1933) is an American-British poet and writer

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I remain loyal to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert in music and to Shakespeare and Jane Austen i ...

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Peter Lucas and I live in Durham but spend a great of time in North Wales, where we have a cottage i ...

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Blake has always been a favorite, the lyrics, not so much the prophetic books, but I suppose Yeats i ...

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I'm not really quiet or shy. Ask any of my friends! But I always ground my poetry in life itself. Po ...

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I did know Ted Hughes and I partly wrote the book to explain to myself and others the complexities o ...

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I married a young Englishman in Cambridge in 1955 and have lived in Britain every since.

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I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help read ...

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Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry.

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I am now seventy, rather glad, really, that I won't live to see the horrors to come in the 21st cent ...

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I play with language a great deal in my poems, and I enjoy that. I try to condense language, that is ...

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The sea is as near as we come to another world.

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I don't like poetry that just slaps violent words on a canvas, as it were.

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Sylvia Plath was just a month and a half older than I, and when she committed suicide I was only 30 ...

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You've got criminal courts and child welfare officials refusing to do their jobs and protect childre ...

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Yes, I do often write poems from the mind, but I hope I don't ignore feelings and emotions.

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