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date: 26 September 2022

Smith, Stevie (Florence Margaret Smith)free

Smith, Stevie (Florence Margaret Smith)free

Born Hull, 20 Sept. 1902; has lived in London since the age of three; yr d of Charles Ward Smith and Ethel Rahel Spear; died 7 March 1971



Palmers Green High Sch.; North London Collegiate Sch


Marchioness of Cholmondeley Poetry Award, 1966; Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, 1969


novels: Novel on Yellow Paper, 1936, repr. 1969 (Penguin, 1951); Over the Frontier, 1938; The Holiday, 1949; poems and drawings: A Good Time War Had By All, 1937; Tender Only to One, 1938; Mother, What is Man?, 1942; Harold’s Leap, 1950; Not Waving But Drowning, 1957; Some Are More Human Than Others (Sketch-Book), 1958; Selected Poems, 1962; The Frog Prince and Other Poems, 1966; Penguin Modern Poets, No 8 (one of three poets), 1966; The Best Beast, 1969 (USA). Cats in Colour (captions and introd.), 1959; Poems for Children (anthology), 1970. Contrib. to Observer, Sunday Times, Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, The Listener, various anthologies. Broadcasts poems on radio and TV. LP record (reading and singing her own poems), 1966; record with other poets, 1965; posthumous publications: Scorpion and other Poems, 1972; Collected Poems, 1975


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