Fleur Adcock was born in New Zealand but has lived in England (with frequent return visits) ever since she arrived in London in 1963. Her previous collections of poetry, now out of print, have been replaced by Poems 1960-2000 (Bloodaxe, 2000). She has also published translations from Romanian and medieval Latin poetry, and edited several anthologies, including The Faber Book of 20th Century Women's Poetry. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and in 2006 she was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
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