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Afternoon Tea with Wendy Cope at Southwell Library. Part of Inspire Poetry...

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Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0EH

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Wendy Cope burst onto the poetry scene with her first collection Making Tea for Kingsley Amis (Faber, 1986) and rapidly established herself as one of Britain’s best-loved poets. Her witty, light-hearted style and talent for parody often belie a serious intent and she has been described as a natural successor to Betjeman and Larkin. It has been seven years since her last performance at Southwell Library and we’re delighted to welcome her back for an afternoon of brilliant verse and delicious cakes.

"Wendy Cope is without doubt the wittiest of contemporary English poets, and says a lot of extremely serious things.” Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury

“One has to go back to Byron to find a poet as consistently witty, wide-ranging, and technically outstanding as Cope.” Los Angeles Review of Books


Wendy Cope was born in Erith, Kent. After university she worked for fifteen years as a primary school teacher in London before becoming a writer and critic. She has published five collections of poems for adults and two for children and edited numerous anthologies. She has received a Cholmondeley Award for poetry and won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Michael Braude Award for light verse. She received an OBE in 2010.



SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, 3.30PM


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