Andrew Motion

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Birthday
26, 1952
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1952 (age 65)
Birthplace
England

About

English poet, author, creator of the Online Poetry Archive, and United Kingdom Poet Laureate from 1999-2009. His numerous poetry collections include The Pleasure Steamers, Secret Narratives, and The Cinder Path.

Before Fame

He was born in London to Gillian Bakewell and Richard Motion, and he began attending boarding school at the age of seven. Later, he studied at Radley College and University College, Oxford.

Trivia

His mother suffered a serious head injury from a horse riding accident and remained partially comatose and paralyzed until her death nine years later.

Family Life

He married and divorced both Joanna Powell and Jan Dalley. With Dalley, he had two sons and a daughter.

Associated With

He studied with W.H. Auden at University College, Oxford.