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BIOGRAPHY – FLEUR ADCOCK Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Posted by edincityoflit in Poets.

Fleur Adcock was born in New Zealand in 1934, but spent her formative years in England.  She moved to London in 1963 and worked as a librarian at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  Her first book of poetry The Eye of the Hurricane was published in 1964 and she became a full-time writer in 1981.

Fleur has held various literary fellowships and won numerous awards, including many from her native New Zealand.  A collected edition of her poetry Poems 1960 – 2000, was published in 2000.


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