BIOGRAPHY – WENDY COPE Wednesday, 6 January 2010Posted by edincityoflit in Poets.
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Wendy Cope was born in Kent in 1945. After attending Oxford University, she taught for a number of years in primary schools before leaving to become a freelance writer. In addition to journalism, Cope began writing poetry, publishing her first book of poems Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis in 1986.
Cope currently lives in Winchester and won a BBC Radio listener’s poll to succeed Ted Hughes as England’s Poet Laureate in 1998.