Fleur Adcock

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.

Milestones

10 February 1934
Kareen Fleur Adcock was born at Papakura (near Auckland), New Zealand, the elder of two sisters.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
27 April 2000
FA published with Bloodaxe her substantial, definitive Poems: 1960-2000 (which, however, was by no means her last publication).
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.

Biography

Birth and Background

10 February 1934
Kareen Fleur Adcock was born at Papakura (near Auckland), New Zealand, the elder of two sisters.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.