Stevie Smith


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in Kingston-upon-Hull, The United Kingdom
September 20, 1902

Died
March 07, 1971

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Florence Margaret Smith, known as Stevie Smith (20 September 1902 – 7 March 1971), was an English poet and novelist.


Average rating: 3.87 · 1,386 ratings · 146 reviews · 40 distinct worksSimilar authors
Collected Poems

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4.28 avg rating — 291 ratings — published 1975 — 12 editions
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Novel on Yellow Paper

3.67 avg rating — 327 ratings — published 1936 — 20 editions
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New Selected Poems

4.07 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Stevie Smith: A Selection: ...

4.20 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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Selected Poems

3.88 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1978 — 9 editions
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All The Poems: Stevie Smith

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The Holiday

3.20 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1949 — 15 editions
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Me Again: Uncollected Writi...

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Best Poems of Stevie Smith

3.69 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2013
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Over the Frontier

3.46 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1938 — 5 editions
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“Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he's dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.

- Not Waving but Drowning
Stevie Smith, Collected Poems

“Into the dark night
Resignedly I go,
I am not so afraid of the dark night
As the friends I do not know,
I do not fear the night above
As I fear the friends below.”
Stevie Smith, Selected Poems

“Oh Lion in a peculiar guise,
Sharp Roman road to Paradise,
Come eat me up, I'll pay thy toll
With all my flesh, and keep my soul.”
Stevie Smith, Selected Poems

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