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Fleur Adcock

(b. 1934)


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(1934– ),

poet, born in New Zealand, and educated partly in England, where she settled in 1963. Her volumes of poetry include The Eye of the Hurricane (1964), High Tide in the Garden (1971), Selected Poems (1983, reissued 1991), The Incident Book (1986), Time‐Zones (1991), Looking Back (1997), and Poems 1960–2000 (2000). Predominantly ironic and domestic in tone, her work suggests wider horizons through her evocations of travel and of varied landscapes, and more recently she has written about public events and environmental issues. She edited the Oxford Book of Contemporary New Zealand Poetry (1983).

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