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Three Distinguished New Zealand poets – London readings

A poetry reading by Kevin Ireland, Fleur Adcock and C.K. Stead


C K Stead

A poetry reading by Kevin Ireland, Fleur Adcock and C.K. Stead

The New Zealand Studies Network (UK & Ireland) proudly presents this reading with Albion Beatnik Bookshop

Friday 18 October 2013

6.00 to 7.30pm

Poetry Reading in Oxford

Albion Beatnik Bookstore


34 Walton Street

OX2 6AU Oxford

Phone: 07737 876213

C.K. Stead, Professor Emeritus, University of Auckland is the author of a dozen novels and as many volumes of poetry recently gathered in Collected Poems 1951-2006 (Carcanet 2009). His poem Ischaemia won the 2010 International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. He is currently promoting in the UK his latest volume, The Yellow Buoy.

Kevin Ireland, OBE, was born in Auckland in 1933 and although based in England for 25 years from 1959 he has consistently identified himself as a New Zealand poet.  He has published 18 collections of poetry and his first book of prose was released in 1995, followed by a novel in 1996. Most recently published is his Selected Poems: 1963-2013.

Fleur Adcock, OBE, is one of our most celebrated and best loved poets. Born in Auckland, NZ, she moved to England in 1963. Her first collection of poetry was published in 1964 and her Collected Poems 1960-2000 was published twelve years ago. Disarmingly conversational in style, her poems are remarkable for their psychological insight and their unsentimental yet mischievous view of personal relationships.

Kevin Ireland - pic by Richard Robinson

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