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Wendy Cope


English poet whose works include EASILY HAVE NO IDEA and Serious Issues. She received the Michael Braude Honor for Light Verse and was shortlisted for the exclusive Whitbread Honor. She taught main college for fifteen years before operating as an editor and critic. She published some of her poems from the idea of view of the imaginary male poet called Jake Strugnell. She and her wife — the Scottish poet Lachlan Mackinnon — relocated to the town of Ely in 2011. Her poetic design has been in comparison to that of Philip Larkin.

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Full Name Wendy Cope
Date Of Birth July 21, 1945
Place Of Birth England
Profession Poet
Education University of Oxford, St Hilda's College, Oxford
Nationality British
Spouse Lachlan Mackinnon
Awards Cholmondeley Award, Michael Braude Award for Light Verse
Star Sign Cancer

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The Sunday Programme2002TV Series poem - 1 episode



Great Poets: In Their Own Words2014TV Series documentaryHerself, Poet
BBC Proms2011TV SeriesHerself - Poet
The Sunday Programme2002TV SeriesHerself

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