Anne Stevenson

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Anne Stevenson (January 3, 1933 – September 14, 2020) was an American-British poet and writer. She received the Lannan Literary Award in 2007. Stevenson was born in Cambridge, England, but went to America at six months old. There she spent her childhood and youth. She hoped to be a musician, but she gradually lost her hearing, so switched to being a writer. Once she got her university degree, she decided to return to England where she settled for the rest of her life.[1] In the 1960s she lived and wrote in Cambridge, Glasgow, Dundee and Oxford. She was writer in residence at the University of Dundee and co-founded Other Poetry (magazine). She wrote the controversial biography of the American poet Sylvia Plath.

Stevenson died on September 14, 2020 at the age of 87.[2]

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  1. "Interview for Poetic Mind, 2008". Archived from the original on 2009-02-08. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
  2. Anne Stevenson, 1933–2020