When Stevie Smith died in 1971 she used to be one of many twentieth-century's hottest poets; lots of her poems were largely anthologised, and 'Not Waving yet Drowning' is still one of many nation's favorite poems to this day.
Satirical, mischievous, teasing, disarming, her generally 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 utterly 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 a few of the models Smith awarded either on level and web page. together with over 500 works from Smith's 35-year occupation, The gathered Poems and Drawings of Stevie Smith is the fundamental variation of contemporary poetry's so much specified voice.
I was once a lot additional out than you thought
And now not waving yet drowning.
- 'Not Waving yet Drowning'