Wendy Cope

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  • Wendy Cope(1945-Present Day)
    • personal life
      • born Erith, Kent 1945
      • read history at st Hilda collage oxford
      • fellow of the royal society of liturature
      • 1998- bbc radio 4 listeners choise
    • edited a number of anthologies
      • The Orchid book of funny poems(1993), is that a new moon?(1989), the funny side:101 humerous poems(1998), the faber book of bedtime stories(1999), heaven and earth:101 happy poems(2001)
    • wrote 2 childrens books, twidling your thumbs(1988), the river girl(1991)
    • poetry best known for its humor and wit
    • self-reflective poetry that shows a concern for the writing process and for writing poetyr
      • parodies the work of other poets
      • poetry jokingly refers to tension between earning a living as a poet and remaining faithful to ones ideals
    • remained largely accessible to the reading public
      • relatively popular when compared with that of many other contemporary poets


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