Miss Snooks, Poetess

By Stevie Smith 1902–1971 Stevie Smith
Miss Snooks was really awfully nice
And never wrote a poem
That was not really awfully nice
And fitted to a woman,

She therefore made no enemies
And gave no sad surprises
But went on being awfully nice
And took a lot of prizes.


November 1964

Source: Poetry (June 2012).

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This poem originally appeared in the June 2012 issue of Poetry magazine

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 Stevie  Smith

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Calling Stevie Smith's Not Waving but Drowning "the best collection of new poems to appear in 1957," Poetry contributor David Wright observed that "as one of the most original women poets now writing [Stevie Smith] seems to have missed most of the public accolades bestowed by critics and anthologists. One reason may be that not only does she belong to no 'school'—whether real or invented as they usually are—but her work is so . . .

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SUBJECT Arts & Sciences, Poetry & Poets, Social Commentaries, Gender & Sexuality

POET’S REGION England

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