Do not ask me for charity now: Go away until your bones are clean.
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|Birth:||10th February, 1934|
Fleur Adcock was born in Auckland, New Zealand. She is a New Zealander poet, editor, and translator who has lived much of her life in England. She studied Classics at Victoria University of Wellington, graduating with a MA. She worked as an assistant lecturer and later an assistant librarian at the University of Otago in Dunedin until 1962. Her first poetry collection, Eye of the Reed, was published in New Zealand in 1964. She is the author of ten books of poetry and a collected edition of her work, Poems 1960-2000, was published by Bloodaxe in 2000. Recipient of a Cholmondeley Award in 1976 and a New Zealand National Book Award in 1984. She was awarded an OBE in 1996. She has written several books include: Dragon Talk, The Land Ballot, and Looking back.
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