Anna Mendelssohn (2695 words)


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 Although a considerable amount of work was published during her lifetime, a great deal remains unpublished: the Anna Mendelssohn Archive, held at The Keep, Sussex, holds thousands of unpublished poems, almost 800 notebooks, and hundreds of letters, line drawings, and other writings.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 …

Citation: Careless, Eleanor. "Anna Mendelssohn". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 November 2019 [, accessed 21 June 2021.]

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