Lauris Dorothy Edmond (3320 words)

Context

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 …

Citation: Ross, John C.. "Lauris Dorothy Edmond". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 April 2022 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=1391, accessed 18 May 2022.]

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