Stevenson was born to American parents in
Cambridge, England, but was raised in the United States and was educated in Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, where her father, C.L. Stevenson, was a professor of philosophy. After obtaining her bachelor's and master's degrees and graduating with honours, she returned to the UK where she has lived most of her life. She has been married four times.
She is the author of over a dozen volumes of poetry, of some books of essays and literary criticism, of a controversial biography of the American poet
Sylvia Plath, "Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath" (1989), and of two critical studies of Elizabeth Bishop.
Stevenson was the inaugural winner of the Northern Rock Foundation Writer's Award in 2002. In 2007, she received the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award
Anne Stevenson's Works
* "Living in America: Poems". Ann Arbor, MI: Generation Press, 1965.
* "Elizabeth Bishop". New York: Twayne, 1966; London: Collins, 1967.
* "Reversals". Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1969.
* "Travelling Behind Glass: Selected Poems, 1963-1973". London & New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.
* "Correspondences: A Family History in Letters". Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1974; London: Oxford University Press, 1974.
* "Cliff Walk: A Poem, with a drawing by Anne Newnham". Richmond, Surrey: Keepsake Press, 1977. 180 copies.
* "Enough of Green". Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.
* "A Morden Tower Reading". Newcastle upon Tyne: Morden Tower, 1977.
* "Sonnets for Five Seasons". Herefordshire: Five Seasons Press, 1979. 250 copies.
* "Green Mountain, Black Mountain". Boston: Rowan Tree Press, 1982.
* "Minute by Glass Minute". Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.
* "New Poems". Leamington Spa: Bath Place Community Arts Press, 1982. 100 copies.
* "A Legacy". Durham: Taxus, 1983. 350 copies.
* "Making Poetry". Oxford: Pisces Press, 1983. 200 copies.
* "Black Grate Poems". Oxford: Inky Parrot Press, 1984. 360 copies.
* "The Fiction-makers". Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.
* "Selected Poems", by Frances Bellerby, edited by Stevenson London: Enitharmon Press, 1986.
* "Winter Time". London: Mid-Northumberland Arts Group, 1986.
* "Selected Poems, 1956-1986". Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987.
* "1985 Anthology: The Observer and Ronald Duncan Foundation International Poetry Competition on Behalf of the Arvon Foundation", selected by Stevenson, Amy Clampitt, and Craig Raine. Beaworthy: Arvon Foundation, 1987.
* "Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath", with additional material by Lucas Myers, Dido Merwin, and Richard Murphy. London: Viking, 1989; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989.
* "The Other House". Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.
* "Four and a Half Dancing Men". Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
* "The Gregory Anthology 1991-1993", edited by Stevenson and Dannie Abse. London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994.
*"The Collected Poems of Anne Stevenson, 1955-1995". Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.
*"Five Looks at Elizabeth Bishop". London: Bellew, 1998.
*"Between the Iceberg and the Ship: Selected Essays". Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998.
*"Granny Scarecrow". Tarset: Bloodaxe, 2000.
*"Poems 1955-2005". Tarset: Bloodaxe, 2005.
*"Stone Milk". Tarset: Bloodaxe, 2007.
*Anne Stevenson's website [http://www.anne-stevenson.co.uk]
*Border crossings [http://books.guardian.co.uk/poetry/features/0,12887,1317578,00.html]
*Interview for Poetic Mind (2008) [http://www.poeticmind.co.uk/2_Questions/Interview_Anne_Stevenson.shtm]
*Interview in Cortland Review, November 2000 [http://www.cortlandreview.com/issue/14/stevenson14.htm]
* [http://qualm.co.uk/mainpr.html#astevenson Poem in "Qualm"]
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