By Stevie Smith
When Stevie Smith died in 1971 she used to be one of many twentieth-century's preferred poets; lots of her poems were extensively anthologised, and 'Not Waving yet Drowning' continues to be one of many nation's favorite poems to this day.
Satirical, mischievous, teasing, disarming, her routinely lightning-fast adjustments in tone take readers from comedy to tragedy and again back, whereas her line drawings are by means of turns unsettling and beguiling. during this completely re-creation of her paintings, Smith student Will may possibly collects jointly the illustrations and poems from her unique released volumes for the 1st time, recording attention-grabbing information about their provenance, and describing some of the types Smith awarded either on degree and web page. together with over 500 works from Smith's 35-year profession, The gathered Poems and Drawings of Stevie Smith is the fundamental version of recent poetry's so much detailed voice.
I used to be a lot extra out than you thought
And now not waving yet drowning.
- 'Not Waving yet Drowning'
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