"the crooked poetess"
Elfenein suggests she may be a gay poet of labouring-class origins and gives birth date as ‘1780?’; Ref Backscheider, 403; Backscheider & Ingrassia, 868; Andrew Elfenbein, ‘Lesbianism and Romantic Genius’, English Literary History (ELH), 63, no. 4 (1996), 929-57; inf. about her father from Wikipedia entry.
daughter of a ‘running stationer’, a person who sold ballads in the street, endured poverty, became a governess in Exeter
Poems by Anne Bannerman (1800); Tales of Superstition and Chivalry (1807); revised subscription edn of Poems (1807)
- Date Added
- September 21, 2012
- Labour Class Poets
- Item Type
- "the crooked poetess", “Bannerman Anne,” Amanda's Test Omeka site, accessed May 21, 2018, http://amandafrench.omeka.net/items/show/230.