Stevie Smith

Stevie Smith

About Stevie Smith

Stevie Smith (real name Florence Margaret Smith) was born September 20, 1902, in Hull, UK. She died in March 7, 1971 of a brain tumour. If she was mainly known as poet, she is also the author of three novels and several essays. She is also known for having illustrated her own poems with drawings. She published her first book, Novel on Yellow Paper, , or Work It Out for Yourself in 1936. Her first vomune of poetry, A Good Time Was Had By All, is published a year later in 1937, followed by This Englishwoman and Tender Only to One in 1938. In the 1960s Smith’s poetry readings became popular, and she made radio broadcasts and recordings. She was awarded the Cholmondeley Award for Poets in 1966 and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 1969. Her last collection, Scorpion and Other Poems, was published posthumously in 1972 and Collected Poems followed in 1975. In 1981, Me Again: Uncollected Writings of Stevie Smith, Illustrated by Herself, was published as a posthumous compilation of her prose writings, letters, and previously uncollected poetry.
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