Anna Wickham was a prolific poet of the earlier twentieth century: in addition to several hundred published poems, more than a thousand remain unpublished.
Her poems, with their unique blend of acerbity and lyricism, offer an explicitly female, often feminist, perspective on subjects ranging from marriage and motherhood to poetry itself.
has commented that [t]he very tone of her poetry reflects the disturbed music and the nervous protests of her age.
Despite his and others' efforts, her poetry has received scant critical attention over the years. In addition to poetry,
wrote an unfinished autobiography and a handful of essays, some of which were published posthumously.