Anne Stevenson

Poet and writer

Anglo-American poet and writer. Biographer of Sylvia Plath, collections include Living in America and On Going Deaf.

 

... More that love knows death. Therefore
tears, therefore poems, therefore the long stone sobs of cathedrals

From ‘Himalayan Balsam’ in Minute by Glass Minute (Oxford: OUP, 1982)

 

mouths that are drinking or smiling
or quoting some book

From ‘The Fiction-Makers’ in The Collected Poems of Anne Stevenson 1955-1995 (Oxford: OUP, 1996)

Anne Stevenson
by Jemimah Kuhfeld
bromide print, September 2006
NPG x133078
© Jemimah Kuhfeld