Anne Blonstein 1958-2011

The greatgranddaughter of Jewish refugees to Britain at the turn of the 20th century, anne blonstein was born and raised in the Home Counties — first Hertfordshire, then moving with her family to Surrey when she was 11. Before leaving Britain in 1986, she spent six years in Cambridge, where she took a degree in Natural Sciences followed by a PhD in genetics and plant breeding. She is the author of several full-length collections ("the blue pearl", Salt, 2003; "worked on screen", Poetry Salzburg, 2005), ("the butterflies and the burnings", dusie press, 2007; "memory's morning", Shearsman Books, 2008). A fourth chapbook, "hairpin loop", (Bright Hill Press) and her latest collection published, "to be continued" (Shearman Books, 2011).

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