Fleur Adcock

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Born in Auckland in 1934, Fleur Adcock is a highly acclaimed New Zealand poet, editor and translator who resides in Britain. She has published many collections of poems, most recently Glass Wings (2013), The Land Ballot (2014), Hoard (2017) and The Mermaid's Purse (2021). Her awards include the 1961 Festival of Wellington Poetry Award, the Jessie Mackay Prize in 1968 and 1972, the Buckland Award in 1968 and 1979, the New Zealand National Book Award in 1984, an OBE in 1986, the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2006, and a CNZM for services to literature in 2008. In 2019 she was the recipient of a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement. Fleur's most recent collection with Te Herenga Waka University Press is Collected Poems (2019) with an expanded edition in 2024, published simultaneously by Bloodaxe in the UK.

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