Wendy Cope

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Birthday
21, 1945
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1945 (age 73)
Birthplace
England

About

British poet whose works include If I Don't Know and Serious Concerns. She received the Michael Braude Award for Light Verse and was shortlisted for the prestigious Whitbread Award.

Before Fame

She taught primary school for fifteen years before working as an editor and critic.

Trivia

She wrote a few of her poems from the point of view of a fictional male poet named Jake Strugnell.

Family Life

She and her life partner -- the Scottish poet Lachlan Mackinnon -- moved to the city of Ely in 2011.

Associated With

Her poetic style has been compared to that of Philip Larkin.