Stevie Smith James MacGibbon
Collected Poems
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Collected Poems Stevie Smith James MacGibbon This New Directions Paperbook brings back into print the 1975 Oxford University Press edition of Stevie Smith s Collected Poems, her complete poetic works edited by her long time friend James MacGibbon On gray days when most modern poetry seems one dull colorless voice speaking through a hundred rival styles, one turns to Stevie Smith and enjoys her unique and cheerfullyThis New Directions Paperbook brings back into print the 1975 Oxford University Press edition of Stevie Smith s Collected Poems, her complete poetic works edited by her long time friend James MacGibbon On gray days when most modern poetry seems one dull colorless voice speaking through a hundred rival styles, one turns to Stevie Smith and enjoys her unique and cheerfully gruesome voice She is a charming and original poet, commented Robert Lowell about the book that introduced Stevie to American readers, her Selected Poems New Directions, 1964 The Selected won her many enthusiasts, but it was not until the release of Hugh White s film Stevie in 1981 that her poetry found a wider audience and sent that little book repeatedly back to press The title of Miss Smith s first published collection London, 1937 was A Good Time Was Had By All, and indeed that is what her poetry, embroidered by her delightful, apposite doodles, provides It brings us too into the company of wit, irony, and, as Brendan Gill remarked, images of joy and terror A Newsweek reviewer wrote, Even in the lightest of her verse, the briefest epigram, there is a resonance, the reverberation of a triangle, if not a gong.. Collected Poems This New Directions Paperbook brings back into print the Oxford University Press edition of Stevie Smith s Collected Poems her complete poetic works edited by her long time friend James MacGibbo
  • Title: Collected Poems
  • Author: Stevie Smith James MacGibbon
  • ISBN: 9780811208826
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. J.M. Hushour says:

      Never a fan of poetry that rhymes for its often churlish, childish, mundane pretension to structure, I was pleasantly surprised yet again that there was poetry of sonance and syncopation that was deliciously morbid and wonderful all at once Smith s poetry is a weird mash of seemingly puerile juvenalia underscored by a fascination with death and awful things It s Gorey like, or City of Lost Children if you turned it into verse, at turns scathing and scarring, but turn chinned with whimsy and pepp [...]

    2. Avery Cassell says:

      Can I give Stevie Smith s poetry 100 stars She is a favorite poet of mine So witty, intelligent, droll, bleak yet not bleak , and romantic but not like that kind of romantic.People always quote Not Waving, but Drowning when getting down with Stevie, but they should pick another poem I vote for At School A Paolo and Francesca situation but hopeful, say in Purgatory At SchoolA Paolo and Francesca situation but hopeful, say in PurgatoryAt school I walk with ElwynWalk with Elwyn all the dayOh my d [...]

    3. Susan Jane McLeod says:

      Stevie Smith is my absolute favorite poet I love Yeats and T.S Eliot, but not as much as I love Stevie I read her poems over and over again and never get tired of them Her voice is unique Her style is so conversational that it s possible to miss how tightly constructed these gems are She is grotesque, witty, fearless, and fascinating Her subject matter ranges from God, death, war, children, cats, hats, and just about everything in between Her work has great subtlety and depth, and yes, a lot of [...]

    4. Wayne says:

      Such a fun book to dip into I pulled this off the shelf to suggest it to a friendand, of course, began browsing.Love these short, seemingly digestible poemswhich although generally witty and pithy have an underside of darkness that actually gives you indigestion Such a pleasure be pushed into the abyss thus.Death, god God, doubt, grief, life, surviving, philosophyey re all and MORE there to embrace you.From here I immediately progressed to her first of three novels Novel On Yellow Paper many way [...]

    5. l. says:

      Never again will I weepAnd wring my handsAnd beat my head against the wallBecause Me nolentem fata trahuntBut When I have had enoughI will arise And go unto my Fatherand I will say to Him Father, I have had enough.

    6. Jessica Russell says:

      Beneath the simple prose and drawings there is a deeper and rather cynical tone to her writing Very provacative.

    7. Brett says:

      This collection covers most of Stevie Smith s poetry over the course of her life Her poems are mainly short, funny, and personal, though they occasionally veer into her views about religion I first read Smith in high school when we were assigned her most famous poem Not Waving But Drowning I read her again in college in an English lit survey class She is certainly a fine poet and one of the most enjoyable of her period I always link her with Phillip Larkin in my mind As with any collection of th [...]

    8. Kate says:

      Stevie Smith s poems are clever, calssic, and true Her work is at once light and effortless, while making you see the profound She discusses subjects such as death, religion, philosophy in a childlike, impish style The illustrations are her own She wrote under the name of Stevie to disguise her gender and had a lifelong career as a secretary to support herself.

    9. Calley says:

      Not Waving But Drowning cuts deep to the heart of the lonely individual in society She was further out than we thought Stevie Smith s poems are honest and clear with beautiful rhythm and painful images.

    10. Nicole says:

      so worth your time

    11. Lysergius says:

      Um, not the greatest poetry I have ever read The illustrations were in many ways better than the poems She were awfully prolific

    12. Victoria says:

      I love the drawings that accompany the poems Stevie Smith is one of my favorite poets She s funny and dark.

    13. Lia says:

      Great collection.Not waving, but drowning

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