Anne Blonstein

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Born in 1958 in England, Anne Blonstein trained as a geneticist at Cambridge University and moved to Basel, Switzerland, in 1983 to do postdoctoral research. She began publishing poetry in 1987, leaving the world of academic science in 1991 to concentrate on her writing. She earned a living as a freelance translator and editor. She authored five poetry chapbooks and six full-length collections, most recently correspondence with nobody (Ellectrique Press, 2008, the butterflies and the burnings (Dusie Press, 2009) and to be continued (Shearsman Books, 2011). Anne died on 19 April 2011, the victim of cancer.

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