Not Drowning But Waving: Stevie Smith and the Language of the Lake
- "Not Waving But Drowning" by Stevie Smith. Fleischmann, Thomas // Not Waving But Drowning;6/ 1/2011, p1
This essay provides an explication of the poem "Not Waving But Drowning" by Stevie Smith. A poet who influenced the confessional movement, Smith often dealt with the dark subjects of depression and suicide in her verse. "Not Waving But Drowning" describes a man who is drowning while his friends...
- Eccentric concentrism: Poetic forms and refracted discourse in Stevie Smith's poetry. Huk, Roman // Contemporary Literature;Summer93, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p240
A critique is presented of poems such as "Not Waving but Drowning," "The Singing Cat," and "The Frog Prince" by 20th century British poet Stevie, or Florence Margaret, Smith. Feminist interpretation of poetry, modernist poetry, and poetic discourse are discussed, as well as Smith's poetics and...
- Contributions to Almighty Truth. Najarian, James // Twentieth Century Literature;Winter2003, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p472
The article analyzes the poetry of Stevie Smith including "A Song," "Magna Est Veritas," and "The Parklands." Particular attention is given to Smith's poetic style, which has been described as traditional romantic assertions of poetic authority. In addition, the author examines the influence of...
- Stevie Smith: The caregiver-poet. MacKnight, Chris // Annals of Internal Medicine;05/01/98, Vol. 128 Issue 9, p788
Focuses on the role of caregivers in the practice of geriatric medicine, while examining the writings of English poet, Stevie Smith. Presentation of the Queen's Medal for Poetry in 1969 to Smith; Criticism of Smith's writings by English poet Philip Larkin; Excerpts of Smith's work.
- Stevie Smith's Voices. Stevenson, Sheryl // Contemporary Literature;Spring92, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p24
Focuses on the life and works of poet Stevie Smith. Literary works and styles; Issues depicted in the poems; Integration of reality sense in the authorship of poems.
- Stevie Smith: Skepticism and the Poetry of Religious Experience. Mahoney, John L. // Seeing into the Life of Things;1998, p319
The article examines the life and works of poet Stevie Smith citing his skepticism and his religious experience. Stevie was educated in the lower grades and in high school in Palmer's Green and then attended North London Collegiate School, England. She believes that poetry must be rooted in...
- Pandora's playbox: Stevie Smith's drawings and the construction of gender. Steward, Julie Sims // Journal of Modern Literature;Fall98, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p69
Focuses on the drawings of the poet Stevie Smith. Relationships between the poems and the drawings that accompany them; Drawings as a manifestation of Smith's reluctance to conform to the expectations of the woman poet; Women sketches as critiques of the caricatures and stereotypes of women.
- Stevie Smith:vGirl, Interrupted. Walsh, Jessica // Papers on Language & Literature;Winter2004, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p57
Profiles Stevie Smith, a poet and a writer. Experiences in early childhood; Personal background; Details of her career as a writer and a poet; Novels and poems written by Smith.
- TO CARRY THE CHILD. Smith, Stevie // New Yorker;4/10/1965, Vol. 41 Issue 8, p48
The article presents the poem "To Carry the Child," by Stevie Smith. First Line: To carry the child into adult life; Last Line: And be guilty of no one's blood.