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Born a New Zealander, but an Englishwoman by adoption, Fleur Adcock is a later twentieth-century poet. She has also done notable work as a translator, anthologist, and critic, but whereas many poets of her generation have given a major part of their attention to novels or children's writing, she has focussed on her poetry above all else.
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10 February 1934 Kareen Fleur Adcock was born at Papakura (near Auckland), New Zealand, the elder of two sisters. Bibliographic Citation link.
1964 FA published in New Zealand her first volume of poetry, entitled The Eye of the Hurricane—the year after she had returned, as an adult, to London. Bibliographic Citation link.
27 April 2000 FA published with Bloodaxe her substantial, definitive Poems: 1960-2000 (which, however, was by no means her last publication). Bibliographic Citation link.
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