20 March 2011

The Poet Stevie Smith in Kingston upon Hull

The poet Stevie Smith (1902-71) was born Florence Margaret Smith at 34 De La Pole Avenue, Hull. She lived there until she was three, when the family went to Palmers Green, north London, where Smith spent the most part of her life.

'POET & WRITER
STEVIE SMITH
(1902-1971)
WAS BORN HERE
29TH SEPTEMBER 1902'

Surely I can't be the only person to find the words 'Poet and writer' - also used on the Larkin blue plaque - slightly, er, odd?

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