Poetry Circle of the Air: Anne Stevenson
June 19, 2005 Sunday 2PM CT
Daughter of an American philosopher, Anne Stevenson hoped to be a musician but switched to poetry and moved to Britain in 1950s. She's regarded as a contemporary Emily Dickinson, but her poetry was overshadowed by her controversial biography of Sylvia Plath. This hour on Here on Earth, Jean Feraca and poet Molly Peacock talk with Anne Stevenson about her life and poetry.
Molly Peacock, poet, author of five books of poetry, including "Cornucopia: New and Selected Poems"
- Anne Stevenson, British/American poet, critic and biographer, author of "Poems 1955-2005," "A Report from the Border," "Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath".
Soundbites and Music Used in the Program
- Portishead - "It Could Be Sweet" - From the album Dummy - Polygram Records
- Doves - "The Man Who Told Everything" - From the album Lost Souls - Astralwerks Records
- Ryan Adams - "Sylvia Plath" - From the album Gold - Lost Highway Records
- Doves - "Sea Song" - From the album Lost Souls - Astralwerks Records