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Encyclopedia > Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock (born February 10, 1934) is a New Zealand born poet and editor of Irish ancestry who has lived much of her life in England. She has published thirteen books of poetry. February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Poets are authors of poems, or of other forms of poetry such as dramatic verse. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity...

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Early Life

Adcock was born in Papakura, New Zealand but spent the years between 1939 and 1947 living and studying in England. She is a sister to Marilyn Duckworth. She studied Classics at the Victoria University of Wellington, graduating with a M.A.. She worked as an assistant lecturer librarian at the University of Otago in Dunedin until 1961. In 1962 she married Barry Crump, divorcing in 1963. Papakura is the name of a municipality and a district in New Zealands North Island. ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Classics, particularly within the Western University tradition, when used as a singular noun, means the study of the language, literature, history, art, and other aspects of Greek and Roman culture during the time frame known as classical antiquity. ... Victoria University of Wellington is the oldest university in Wellington, New Zealand. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate or graduate course of one to three years in duration. ... The University of Otago in Dunedin is New Zealands oldest university. ... Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, located in coastal Otago. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Barry Crump (1935 - 1996) was a New Zealand author of semi-autobiographical comic novels based on his image as a rugged outdoors man. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Life in England

In 1963, Adcock returned to England and took up a post as librarian at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. Apart from a brief return to New Zealand in 1975-1976, she has lived in Finchley ever since, teaching and working as a freelance writer. 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for promoting the interests of the United Kingdom abroad. ... St. ... Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet. ...


Poetry

Adcock's poetry is typically concerned with themes of place and everyday activities, but frequently with a dark twist given to the mundane events she writes about. Formally, her early work was influenced by her training as a classicist but her more recent work is looser in structure and more concerned with the world of the unconscious mind. Her publications include Selected Poems (1983) and Looking Back (1997). She has edited The Faber Book of 20th Century Women's Poetry (1987) and The Oxford Book of Contemporary New Zealand Poetry (1982). 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Faber Book of Twentieth-Century Womens Poetry is a poetry anthology edited by Fleur Adcock, and published in 1987 by Faber and Faber. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Adcock (1021 words)
Kareen Fleur Adcock was born February 10, 1934, in Papakura, New Zealand to Cyril John and Irene Robinson Adcock.
At Victoria, Adcock met and married the poet Alistair Campbell in 1952.
Adcock was trained as a classicist and much of her early work emphasizes structure, rhyme, and meter, as evidenced in The Eye of the Hurricane.
Fleur Adcock at AllExperts (333 words)
Fleur Adcock OBE (born February 10, 1934) is a New Zealand born poet and editor of Irish ancestry who has lived much of her life in England.
Adcock was born in Papakura, New Zealand but spent the years between 1939 and 1947 living and studying in England.
Adcock's poetry is typically concerned with themes of place and everyday activities, but frequently with a dark twist given to the mundane events she writes about.
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