Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope was born in Erith, Kent. After university she worked for fifteen years as a primary-school teacher in London. Her first collection of poems, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, was published in 1986. In 1987 she received a Cholmondeley Award for poetry and in 1995 the American Academy of Arts and Letters Michael Braude Award for light verse. Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems 1979-2006 was published in 2008.

Books by Wendy Cope

From a motorway service area to her ambivalent relationship with religion, Wendy Cope covers a wide range of experience in her new collection. Her mordant humour and formal ingenuity are ...

In this gloriously exuberant anthology, Wendy Cope sets out to prove that misery doesn't have all the best lines. Here is a collection of poems which are unashamedly happy ...

Wendy Cope's most recent collection, her first since Serious Concerns in 1992, extends her concern with the comedy of the examined life ('the way we have been, the way ...

When Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis was first published, it catapulted its author into the bestseller lists and established her as one of our funniest and most eloquent poets.

There ...

Wendy Cope's first book of poems and parodies, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis , went straight into the bestseller lists. Its successor, Serious Concerns has proved even more popular, addressing ...

Wendy Cope

In The Funny Side Wendy Cope, herself one of the funniest poets now writing in English, has collected 101 of the poems that have most amused her.

Acknowledged classics of ...

The idea for this book - a new selection of her poems with notes - grew out of Wendy Cope’s experience of meeting her audience, when reading her poems in schools ...

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