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Stevie Smith poet, 1902 -1971: a biography, essays and information on her work by Anne Bryan Charles Darwin scientist 1809 -1882: a short biography and essays on evolution by Anne Bryan Anne Bryan: a biography and essays on science, poetry and religion. Chris Torrance pages : biography, poetry and list of publications of the poet. Or go to the individual pages listed below.
The poet Stevie Smith - her life and work by Anne Bryan
Stevie Smith homepage a introduction to Stevie and guide to the other pages
Biography - an brief account of Stevie's life and work
Stevie Smith's Suburb - Palmers Green, North London.
Stevie’s connections in the literary scene
Explorations of Stevie's poetry:
'The Jungle Husband': a trek into the jungle with an animation by Xavier Gale -Sides
'Frog Prince': a dip into a deceptively simple poem.
Stevie's religious poems: her doubtful disavowal of Christianity and questions to God
Childe Rolandine' considered with Robert Browning's 'Childe Rolande to the Dark Tower Came'
Accounts of events at which Stevie Smith's work has been performed :
The Stevie Smith Centenary Festival in Palmers Green in 2002
An Evening with Stevie Smith: a reading to celebrate Stevie's life and work in Cardiff in 2003
'A Turn Outside': an adaptation of a radio play by Stevie Smith, set to music by Simon Rowland Jones and performed at the North Norfolk Music Festival in 2005 and at the Wigmore Hall London in November 2007.
Stevie and music - other musical adaptations of Stevie's work
Stevie's Blue plaque: the Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, unveils a blue plaque at Stevie Smith's house in Palmers Green, London and reads Stevie's poems.
Links to other Stevie Smith sites
Darwin and evolution -
A short biography of Darwin by Anne Bryan:
Prose on Darwin
‘A Simple Guide to Evolution - a short history of ideas on evolution
Evolution and Religion a discussion of the impact of evolution on religion
'Space with Wordsworth' and essay exploring the idea that science is hostile to poetry
'Unsung by Singers' this essay considers the physicist Richard Feynman’s lament that few people write poetry inspired by our present picture of the universe
A Flash of Golden Fire considers the love of nature with reference to a poem by Coleridge, travel writing by the explorer Mungo Park and a sci-fi novel by Philip K Dick..
Links page connects to other relevant sites.
Anne Bryan's personal pages
Tidal Haiku illustrated by Hilary Griffiths
In Praise of Mud celebrates the nature of mud.
A Darwinian Bestiary The mediaeval bestiary has been adapted to explore Darwin's ideas and modern studies on evolution. As in the original bestiaries, there is humour and wonder at the world and the human condition.
The Poet Chris Torrance
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