Fleur Adcock

Standard Name: Adcock, Fleur
Birth Name: Kareen Fleur Adcock
Married Name: Kareen Fleur Campbell
Married Name: Kareen Fleur Crump
Born a New Zealander, but an Englishwoman by adoption, FA 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.
Black-and-white photograph of Fleur Adcock, seated with a microphone, reading her poetry to an audience aboard a covered boat during the            Adelaide Festival of Arts, 5 March 1986.
"Fleur Adcock" by Anthony Lewis, 1986-03-05. Retrieved from https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/adelaide-festival-series-poetry-recitals-on-the-water-an-news-photo/1080477838. This image is licensed under the GETTY IMAGES CONTENT LICENCE AGREEMENT.

Connections

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Anthologization Marianne Moore
In later revisions tending towards minimalism, this poem almost disappeared. The original version is the one chosen by Fleur Adcock for The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Women's Poetry, 1987.
Anthologization Elizabeth Bishop
Fleur Adcock reprinted the crucial sentence of this letter, by request of Bishop's executor, at the head of poems by her included in The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Women's Poetry, 1987.
Anthologization Gillian Clarke
GC 's work has appeared in various other anthologies, including Six Women Poets, edited by Judith Kinsman (along with Fleur Adcock , Selima Hill , Liz Lochhead , Grace Nichols , and Carol Rumens
Anthologization Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
ENC 's book appeared in a limited edition of three hundred copies.
OCLC WorldCat.
Fleur Adcock selected two poems from it for The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Women's Poetry, 1987.
Anthologization E. J. Scovell
This volume came out on wartime austerity paper. Fleur Adcock drew on it when she chose three poems or excerpts from EJS for The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Women's Poetry, 1987.
Anthologization E. J. Scovell
EJS has been much anthologised: in Geoffrey Grigson 's Poetry of the Present: An Anthology of the Thirties and After, 1949, and more recently in collections edited by Fleur Adcock , Philip Larkin ,...
Anthologization Elaine Feinstein
EF published with Hutchinson in 1973 (the same year as her third novel, The Glass Alembic) a poetry volume entitled The Celebrants, from which Fleur Adcock selected the poem Lais for The Faber...
Anthologization Elaine Feinstein
From this too Adcock chose a poem, Patience, for The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Women's Poetry.
Intertextuality and Influence Marianne Moore
Elizabeth Bishop , who wrote on MM on several occasions, mentioned her in a letter of advice to a would-be poet as one of the great poets of our own century, who should be read...
Literary responses Patricia Beer
British Book News was as grudging about the 1975 PEN poetry anthology as it was the same year (1976) about Driving West. It reported that this series plods on with safe, unexciting choices, though...
Literary responses Marianne Moore
Eliot assessed her in his introduction as the greatest living master of light rhyme, and as one of those few who have done the language some service in my lifetime.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Her brother wrote of The...
Literary responses Elizabeth Bishop
Sylvia Plath , who began with negative comments about EB , later developed admiration for her fine originality, always surprising, never rigid, flowing, juicier than Marianne Moore who is her godmother.
Rees-Jones, Deryn. “Writing ELIZABETH”. Elizabeth Bishop: Poet of the Periphery, edited by Linda Anderson and Jo Shapcott, Bloodaxe Books, 2002, pp. 42 -62.
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Fleur Adcock notes...
Literary responses Elizabeth Daryush
ED 's Times obituary called her a self-possessed traditionalist, unimpressed by the twentieth century, with a clear mind, an agile and introspective wit, and nobility of rhythm,but with no gift for metaphor and other...
Literary responses E. J. Scovell
Admirers of her work include a number of fellow poets: Carol Rumens (who identifies her unemphatic, undeceived and honest observation of what is as the mark of a specifically modern sensibility),
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Anne Stevenson ,...
Literary responses Penelope Shuttle
The poet Fleur Adcock , reviewing this book along with Scenes from the Gingerbread House by Carol Rumens , gave her higher praise to Rumens. She identified Shuttle as a private and an uneven poet...

Timeline

7-12 October 1957
The world's first major leak from a nuclear reactor occurred at Windscale (now known as Sellafield) in Cumberland. Problems in power supply produced abnormal temperatures, and a fire.
15 April 1986
Following years of deteriorating relations, the USA mounted bombing raids on Tripoli and other places in Libya in retaliation for alleged Libyan involvement in a discotheque bomb in West Berlin on 5 April.
1998-9
In a league table of sales in verse for these years, published by the Guardian in October 2000, Ted Hughes was the highest with 172,174, Seamus Heaney second with 34,690, and Carol Ann Duffy third...
26 November 1998
Poems written, read, and discussed by Kathleen Jamie , Jackie Kay , and two male poets were issued as number one in the audio-cassette series Poetry Quartets.