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Fleur Adcock

Glass Wings

Fleur Adcock

Publication Date : 27 Jun 2013

ISBN: 9781852249731

Pages: 65
Size :216 x 138mm
Rights: World

Poetry Book Society Recommendation

Fleur Adcock’s title refers to the transparent, glittering wings of some of the species – bees, mosquitoes, dragonflies – celebrated or lamented in a sequence of poems on encounters with arthropods, from the stick insects and crayfish of her native New Zealand to the clothes' moths that infest her London house. There is an elegy for the once abundant caterpillars of her English childhood, while other sections of the book include elegies for human beings and poems based on family wills from the 16th to the 20th centuries, as well as birthday greetings for old friends and for a new great-grandson.

'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.

'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

New Zealand & Australia: Victoria University Press

 

Fleur Adcock reads nine poems

Fleur Adcock reads nine poems from Poems 1960-2000 (Bloodaxe Books, 2000): ‘The Video’, ‘For a Five-Year-Old’, ‘The Pangolin’, ‘An Illustration to Dante’, ‘Things’, Weathering’, ‘For Heidi with Blue Hair’, ‘Where They Lived’ and Counting’.. Pamela Robertson-Pearce filmed Fleur Adcock at her home in London on 29 June 2007. This film is from the DVD-anthology In Person: 30 Poets, filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce & edited by Neil Astley (Bloodaxe Books, 2008). 


 

  

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