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Rare TV Interview With Anna Mendelssohn at Christie Books

By Harriet Staff

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We're so glad this exists, especially for the 1970s cartoon bombs and dramatic reenactments. You'll have to scroll down and click "Angry Brigade - 1972 (World in Action)," and upon doing so, will find a rare TV interview with UK poet Anna Mendelssohn (1948-2009), AKA Grace Lake, whose book Implacable Art is one of the best things that's happened. You can read more about Mendelssohn from Sean Bonney in The Poetry Project Newsletter (#226 February/March 2011). "How would you describe your politics?" "Revolutionary."

For fun: Also check out the video of "Angry Women" throwing smoke bombs at a sexist Bob Hope during the 1970 Miss World Competition. Aaaaaaand there's a ton more there as well, our goodness. Goldmine. Happy Monday!

Originally Published: September 23rd, 2013