Anne Stevenson

(b. 1933)

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(1933– ),

poet and biographer, born in England of American parents and educated in America; she settled in Britain in the 1960s. Her collections include Living in America (1965), Reversals (1970), Enough of Green (1977), The Fiction Makers (1985), The Other House (1990), Granny Scarecrow (2000), A Report from the Border (2003), and Poems 1955–2005 (2005). Many of her poems celebrate the landscapes and cultures of her two nations, and their interconnections: her tone is at times conversational, at times lyrical, at times wry. Her controversial biography of Plath, Bitter Fame (1989), was written with the approval of the poet's estate: her own work shows an affinity to Plath's, whom she also powerfully evokes in ‘Three Poems for Sylvia Plath’ (1990).

Subjects: Literature.

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