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BIOGRAPHY – WENDY COPE Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Posted 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.

Richard’s stories Tuesday, 22 December 2009

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I like carrying poems by different poets in my head for different moods, including (to simplify greatly): Donne for sex; Tennyson for beautiful lines and melancholy; Housman for more melancholy; Auden for thought; Burns for humour and humanity; T S Eliot for elegant precision; Wilfred Owen for empathy; Betjeman for the sense of belonging to a place; Kipling for daring to be different; Wendy Cope for her barbs of satire… That’s probably enough to be going on with 🙂