Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope

About Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope is a contemporary British poet born in July 1945. She currently lives in Winchester with poet Lachlan Mackinnon. She published more than 20 volumes of poetry: Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (1986), Serious Concerns (1992), If I Don't Know (2001) and George Herbert: Verse and Prose in 2003. Some of her poetry is written from the point of view of the struggling poet Jason Stugnell. She also worked as a parodist. Despite her slight output, her books have sold well and she has attracted a popular following with her lighthearted, often comical poetry, as well as achieving literary credibility winning two awards and making an award shortlist over a fourteen-year period. She has a keen eye for the everyday, mundane aspects of English life, especially the desires, frustrations, hopes, confusions and emotions in intimate relationships.
In 2010, she was awarded an Order of the British Empire. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in Winchester, England.

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