Hear Wendy Cope read poems from Anecdotal Evidence, her first collection of new poetry since 2011’s acclaimed Family Values, at this special Faber Members event, in association with The Poetry Society.
In this new collection, Wendy Cope celebrates ‘the half-forgotten stories of our lives’ with compassion, wisdom and wit. She continues to be the most generous of authors, sharing her experience of childhood and marriage and writing poignantly about the passing of time. Anecdotal Evidence demonstrates the formal brilliance and empathetic insight which have delighted readers for years, and shows why Wendy Cope is one of our best-loved poets.
When: 7pm, Monday 5 March 2018
Where: The Events Space, Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DA
Tickets: £10 (£8 Faber Members & Poetry Society Members)
About 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 and her most recent, Family Values, in 2011. In 1987 she received a Cholmondeley Award for poetry and in 1995 the American Academy of Arts and Letters Michael Braude Award. Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems was published in 2008.
‘Wendy Cope’s readership, numerous and adoring, is the envy of most poets. Cope’s real strength lies not in charm or insight (she has buckets of both) but in the pitch-perfect exactitude of her writing.’ Sunday Times