strange-attractor website


     Strange Attractor is a term that refers to a system in chaotic motion. Access points to the site are:

The poet Stevie Smith  - her life and work

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  to other writers, past and present.

Explorations of Stevie's poems and fiction:
'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'
'A Turn Outside': an adaptation of a radio play by Stevie Smith, set to music by Simon Rowland Jones.
Stevie and music - other musical adaptations of Stevie's work

Events to celebrate Stevie's work
The Stevie Smith Centenary Festival  in Palmers Green in 2002
An Evening with Stevie Smith: a reading celebrates Stevie's life and work in Cardiff in 2003 
Stevie's Blue plaque: Andrew Motion unveils a blue plaque at Stevie Smith's house in Palmers Green, London in 2005.

Links to other Stevie Smith sites including a blog about Stevie Smith by Noreen Masud at



A short biography of Charles Darwin

‘A Simple Guide to Evolution - a short history of ideas on evolution

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

''Darwin and other Animals" 

Poems: Darwin's doves and Wallace in a fever , short prose and poems ''Darwin and other Animals" 

Tidal Haiku illustrated by Hilary Griffiths

Anne Bryan biography

The Poet Chris Torrance

A biography and new poem

The copyright of the poems, prose, images and animation on this web site  are the property of the authors. Stevie Smith's work is reproduced here by kind permission of the Estate of James MacGibbon. Stevie Smith's works, or any part of them, may not be downloaded, reprinted, or reproduced in any other form without the permission of the Estate of James MacGibbon who may be contacted at

You may  print any poems or prose by Anne Bryan or Chris Torrance for your own use or to pass on to a friend, but please don't copy any texts or images into assignments, magazines, newsletters or web sites without permission or acknowledgement.  Ask for permission by E mail  

If you have any enquires, comments or corrections send an e mail to Anne Bryan