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Letters: Anne Stevenson obituary

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Dennis Butts writes: Anne Stevenson was a lovely person whom I got to know when she taught creative writing at Bulmershe College, Reading, in the 1970s. She was a splendid teacher, always encouraging and sympathetic to young students, but also firm and clear about standards.

She arranged visits by such poets as Andrew Motion and Vernon Scannell, and helped publish a selection of the students’ work. One highlight was when she organised a punt-picnic for the students on the Cherwell at Oxford. I always thought that she would make a great professor of poetry there.

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