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Fleur Adcock: Poems 1960-2000
by Fleur Adcock
"Fleur Adcock" is one of Britain's most accomplished poets. Her poised, ironic poems are tense and tightly controlled, as well as, shrewdly laconic, and often chilling as she unmasks the deceptions of love or unravels family lives. Disarmingly conversational in style, they are remarkable for their psychological insight and their unsentimental, mischievously casual view of ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published December 28th 2000 by Bloodaxe Books
(first published 2000)
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Poet Fleur Adcock was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on 10 February 1934, but spent much of her childhood, including the war years, in England. She studied Classics at Victoria University in Wellington and taught at the University of Otago, moving to London in 1963 where she worked as a librarian at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She has held various literary fellowships, including a period ...moreMore about Fleur Adcock...