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  • Author:
    Anna; Smith R. D. (editor) Wickham
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    0860684822
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    Virago Press; 1st edition (1984)
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She was friend to other important writers of the time, such as DH Lawrence, George Bernard Shaw, Katherine Mansfield and Dylan Thomas. She lived a transnational, unconventional life, moving between Australia, England and France.

The "Writings" consist of generous selections from Wickham's books of poems .

The "Writings" consist of generous selections from Wickham's books of poems, Songs of John Oland, The Contemplative Quarry, The Little Old House, Richards' Shilling Selections, and Selected Poems. It also includes many unpublished poems, organized according to the poet's persistent themes. Wickham was a prolific poet, though in her earlier years she had to snatch time from managing her house. She believed in spontaneity and not in over-working the poems. Smith wrote an interesting memoir of Anna, which includes a critical assessment of her poetry. Her son James Hepburns contributed a preface.

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She is remembered as a modernist figure and feminist writer, though one not able to command sustained critical attention in her lifetime

She is remembered as a modernist figure and feminist writer, though one not able to command sustained critical attention in her lifetime.

She had four sons with Hepburn and began writing poetry in earnest during her marriage. Her first book, Songs, was published privately under the pen name John Oland around 1911. Around this time, she was committed to a mental asylum. However, the experience confirmed her devotion to poetry. Poetry collections published during her lifetime include The Contemplative Quarry (1915), The Man with a Hammer (1916), The Little Old House (1921), and Thirty-Six Poems (1926).

Her pen-names imply an Australian self-identification: 'Wickham' was after a Brisbane street; it followed her use of John Oland for her first collection, which alludes to the Jenolan Caves in New South Wales.

The Writings of Anna Wickham, Free Woman and Poet. Boston, MA: Salem House, 1984.

Born in 1883 in Wimbledon, she grew up in Australia and then returned to England as a young adult. She was encouraged in the arts by her parents, a musician and a teacher, and at age ten she announced that she would become a poet. A book of Selected Poems was published in 1971 and several previously unpublished essays appeared in 1984 in The Writings of Anna Wickham, Free Woman and Poet. The Writings of Anna Wickham, Free Woman and Poet.

Published 1984 by Virago in London. There's no description for this book yet. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Her first poetry collection was published privately in 1911 under another pseudonym, John Oland. Appropriately enough it was called Songs by John Oland. The main theme of the book was the difficulties of relationships between men and women. Unfortunately, her possessive husband was very upset at her publication, having also shown little support for her earlier singing and acting careers.

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