Smith, Alexander (M)

b. 31 December 1829. d. 5 January 1867. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Working-class poet and essayist. Member of the Spasmodic school of poets. Worked in muslin warehouses until he became the secretary to the Edinburgh College (later Edinburgh University) in 1854. Frequent contributor to *Blackwood’s Magazine*, *Macmillan’s*, and *Good Words*. Poetry volumes include *Poems* (1853), *Sonnets on the War* (1855; written with Dobell), *City Poems* (1857), and *A Summer in Skye* (1865). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (JS)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Dedicatory 1855-02-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6287
Torquil and Oona 1860-11 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14025
Wardie—Spring-time 1862-05 Good Words Poet 404
Autumn 1862-11 Good Words Poet 419
The Norse Princess 1863-03 Good Words Poet 1574
The Tweed at Pebbles 1864 Good Words Poet 1606
Barbara 1867-02 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14796
Down the Clyde 1867-02 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14797
A Dream 1867-02 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14795