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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd (27 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852249730
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852249731
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 625,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Informality and immediacy are vivid ways to remake a world; and Adcock's style has not dated in the half-century since her debut. --Fiona Sampson, Guardian (on Glass Wings

In Glass Wings, Fleur Adcock is as clear-eyed as always in a collection that ranges widely over lost worlds, family histories and memories of childhood, but always maintains the art of seemingly artless observation. --Adam Newey, Guardian, Best Poetry of 2013

Adcock has a deceptively laid-back tone, through which the sharper edge of her talent is encountered like a razor blade in a peach. --Carol Ann Duffy, Guardian

'Her imagination thrives on what threatens her peace of mind, and only when she is unguarded can these threats have their full creative effect... Throughout her writing life, she has made a fine art from holding on to principles of orderliness and good clear sense; but she has made an even finer one from loosening her grip on them.' --Andrew Motion, TLS

About the Author

Fleur Adcock writes about men and women, childhood, identity, roots and rootlessness, memory and loss, animals and dreams, as well as our interactions with nature and place. Her poised, ironic poems are remarkable for their wry wit, conversational tone and psychological insight, unmasking the deceptions of love or unravelling family lives. Born in New Zealand in 1934, she spent the war years in England, returning with her family to New Zealand in 1947. She emigrated to Britain in 1963, working as a librarian in London until 1979. In 1977-78 she was writer-in-residence at Charlotte Mason College of Education, Ambleside. She was Northern Arts Literary Fellow in 1979-81, living in Newcastle, becoming a freelance writer after her return to London. She received an OBE in 1996, and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2006 for Poems 1960-2000 (Bloodaxe, 2000). Fleur Adcock published three pamphlets with Bloodaxe: Below Loughrigg (1979), Hotspur (1986) and Meeting the Comet (1988), as well as her translations of medieval Latin lyrics, The Virgin & the Nightingale (1983). All her collections were then published by Oxford University Press until they shut down their poetry list in 1999, after which Bloodaxe published her collected poems Poems 1960-2000 (2000), followed by Dragon Talk (2010) and <i<Glass Wings. Poems 1960-2000 is a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and Glass Wings is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.


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Where is Dr Shipman when we need him
to ferry us across the fatal stream
and land us gently in Elysium?

Not just yet, please, Fleur. Despite nominal aphasia and other upsets you can still tell a tale (Coconut Matting), craft a sonnet (A Novelty) or turn a nifty rhyme - mentioned/dementia, anyone?
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HASH(0x9313b654) out of 5 stars 'the great dark moths have gone' 17 Aug. 2013
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Where is Dr Shipman when we need him
to ferry us across the fatal stream
and land us gently in Elysium?

You may need to google Dr S (Harold) - but what an apt name, and trust Adcock to light on it! Don't leave us just yet, Fleur. Despite nominal aphasia and other upsets you can still come up with a mean rhyme. Mentioned/dementia, anyone?
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