Adcock, Fleur

▪ New Zealander poet
in full  Kareen Fleur Adcock  
born Feb. 10, 1934, Papakura, N.Z.

      New Zealand-born British poet known for her tranquil domestic lyrics intercut with flashes of irony and glimpses of the fantastic and the macabre.

      Adcock received her early education in England and later earned degrees at Wellington Girls' College and Victoria University of Wellington. She served as lecturer and librarian at a number of New Zealand institutions before immigrating to England in 1963. Her first collection of poetry, The Eye of the Hurricane, appeared the following year. In this and subsequent volumes—including Tigers (1967), High Tide in the Garden (1971), The Incident Book (1986), Time Zones (1991), and Looking Back (1997)—Adcock brought a measured, Classical detachment to bear upon the vagaries of emotional experience. The Inner Harbour (1979) is generally cited as her most artistically successful work. In addition to writing, she served as a commentator on poetry for the British Broadcasting Corporation. She was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 1996. A volume of her collected poetry, Poems, 1960–2000, was published in 2000.

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