News‎ > ‎

Wendy Cope

posted 15 Nov 2012 04:03 by Anthony Wright   [ updated 2 Mar 2013 04:01 ]
Saturday 9 February, 7.00pm (please note earlier start time).  £8 entry  SOLD OUT   

Wendy Cope was awarded the Michael Braude Award for Light Verse (American Academy of Arts and Letters) in 1995. Her poetry collections include Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, Serious Concerns, and If I Don't Know, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award. Two Cures for Love (2008) is a selection of previous poems, together with new poems. She has edited a number of poetry anthologies including Heaven on Earth: 101 Happy Poems (2001) and is the author of two books for children.

Wendy Cope is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and in 1998 was the listeners' choice in a BBC Radio 4 poll to succeed Ted Hughes as Poet Laureate. Her latest collection is Family Values was published by Faber in 2011. She was awarded an OBE in 2010.

Cope’s real strength lies not in charm or insight (she has buckets of both) but in the pitch-perfect exactitude of her writing. Fiona Sampson, Sunday Times

At her best, Wendy Cope is as good as Larkin. Christina Patterson, Independent