Anna Mendelssohn (1948 – 2009) was a poet, an artist, and, earlier in her life, a political activist. She produced prolific amounts of highly experimental poetry and artwork which culminated in the publication of her major collection,

Implacable Art


in 2000. Although a considerable amount of work was published during her lifetime, a great deal remains unpublished: the Anna Mendelssohn Archive, held at The Keep, Sussex, holds thousands of unpublished poems, almost 800 notebooks, and hundreds of letters, line drawings, and other writings. Working at the margins of what is sometimes known as the “Cambridge School”, Mendelssohn’s work certainly shares many of this grouping’s collective qualities, such as political commitment, philosophical difficulty, and linguistic…

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Citation: Careless, Eleanor. "Anna Mendelssohn". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 November 2019 [, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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