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by Fleur Adcock

Category: Poetry
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Fleur Adcock
ISBN: 1852248785
ISBN13: 978-1852248789
Language: English
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd (December 9, 2010)
Pages: 64
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Poems 1960-2000 gathered Fleur Adcock's many discrete volumes into a hamper. Adcock had made her name in the 20th century and the 20th century was over.

Poems 1960-2000 gathered Fleur Adcock's many discrete volumes into a hamper. There was a calendrial neatness to the project. The final poem in the book, coming out of a sequence generated by a residency in Kensington Gardens, was called "Goodbye". The summer was over, the residency had come to its end – "Goodbye, summer. Poetry goes to bed" – and the valedictory nature of the piece hinted at longer silences: "What wanted to be said is said.

This time, a poet's droll struggles with voice recognition software provides the springboard for a more archetypal encounter. Many apologies for the late arrival of this week's Poem of the Week. My internet connection was in meltdown for a few days, rather appropriately, as you'll see, because I'd chosen a playfully mocking address to a computer program

After the appearance of Fleur Adcock's Poems 1960–2000 she wrote no more poems for several years.

After the appearance of Fleur Adcock's Poems 1960–2000 she wrote no more poems for several years. This cessation coincided with -but was not entirely caused by -her giving up smoking. When poetry returned to her in 2003 it tended towards a sparer, more concentrated style.

Fleur Adcock, the older of two sisters, was born in Papakura to Cyril John Adcock and Irene Robinson Adcock. She spent eight years in England. 2010: Dragon Talk, Newcastle upon Tyne: Bloodaxe Books. ISBN 978-1-85224-878-9. Her sister Marilyn Duckworth is a novelist. Adcock studied Classics at Victoria University of Wellington, graduating with an MA. She worked as an assistant lecturer and later an assistant librarian at the University of Otago in Dunedin until 1962. ISBN 978-1-85224-878-9

After the appearance of Fleur Adcock's Poems 1960-2000 she wrote no more poems for several years.

After the appearance of Fleur Adcock's Poems 1960-2000 she wrote no more poems for several years. After the appearance of Fleur Adcock's Poems 1960-2000 she wrote no more poems for several years.

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

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 personal relationships.

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Fleur Adcock was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and .

Fleur Adcock was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and spent part of her childhood in England.

FLEUR ADCOCK POEMS 1960-2000 Fleur Adcock is one of Britain’s most accomplished poets. It does not cover her later collection Dragon Talk (2010)

FLEUR ADCOCK POEMS 1960-2000 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. It does not cover her later collection Dragon Talk (2010). Adcock has a deceptively laid-back tone, through which the sharper edge of her talent is encountered like a razor blade in a peach’ – CAROL ANN DUFFY, Guardian. Adcock’s reputation has been founded on her spare, conversational poems, in which the style is deceptively simple, apparently translucen. voice which teases both reader and subject’ – JO SHAPCOTT, TLS.

After the appearance of Fleur Adcock's Poems 1960-2000 she wrote no more poems for several years. This cessation coincided with - but was not entirely caused by - her giving up smoking. When poetry returned to her in 2003 it tended towards a sparer, more concentrated style. This new collection continues to reflect her preoccupations with family matters and with her ambivalent feelings about her native New Zealand. ""These poems are lively pieces leavened by Adcock's humor and her keen observations of the ridiculousness and peculiarities of life."" World Literature Today
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