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Anna Wickham (1883-1947) was one of the most important female poets writing in English during the first half of the twentieth century. A pioneer of Modernist poetry, she was also a fierce feminist, social activist, and friend of many significant writers, including D.H. Lawrence, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, Katherine Mansfield, Natalie Clifford Barney, Kate OâBrien, and Lawrence Durrell. She produced a unique, daring and influential body of work while living a dramatic, often tragic life, which ended with her suicide. During her lifetime, Wickham published two plays in Australia, five collections of poetry in England, and one book of poetry in the United States. She lived in Australia, England and France. Wickhamâs work has frequently been anthologised in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Wickhamâs transnational, unconventional life provided her with a unique worldview; she drew heavily on her own experiences in her poetry while interrogating conceptions of gender roles, marriage, motherhood, sexuality and class. While Wickhamâs poetry earned her a major reputation during her lifetime, and her most famous poems continue to be anthologised, most of her published work is out of print and the majority of her poems have never been published.
New and Selected Poems of Anna Wickham is the first collection of Wickhamâs poetry to be published in over three decades. This collection republishes one hundred of Wickhamâs poems selected from the collections published during her lifetime, as well as poems from Selected Poems (1971) and The Writings of Anna Wickham (1984). In addition to bringing many of Wickhamâs greatest poems back into print, this collection publishes one hundred and fifty of Wickhamâs remarkable poems for the first time, significantly expanding her body of published work and demonstrating her significant poetic achievement.