Lauris Dorothy Edmond

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The New Zealand writer Lauris Edmond (1924-2000) was described in the late 1990s as “one of the most significant, assured and accessible of contemporary poetic voices, and as a widely read autobiographer and commentator” within her own country (Whiteford 159). Her stature as a poet was attested by the accolades she received: in 1975, the PEN New Zealand Best First Book Award for In Middle Air; in 1981, the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Menton Fellowship; in 1985, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for her Selected Poems (1984); in 1986, the Order of the British Empire for services to poetry and literature; in 1987, the Lilian Ida Smith Award; in 1988, being capped as an Honorary Doctor of Literature by Massey University; in 1990, the New Zealand Arts Council Scholarship in Letters; and in…

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Citation: Ross, John C.. "Lauris Dorothy Edmond". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 April 2022 [, accessed 08 December 2023.]

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