Wendy Cope

b. 1945
Wendy CopeStevie McGarrity Alderdice

Wendy Cope was raised in Kent, England, where her parents often recited poetry out loud to her. She has published several volumes of poetry including Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis and Serious Concerns. Cope possesses a remarkable talent for parody and for using humor to address grave topics.

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POET’S REGION England

LIFE SPAN 1945–

Wendy Cope

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Wendy Cope was raised in Kent, England, where her parents often recited poetry out loud to her. She has published several volumes of poetry including Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis and Serious Concerns. Cope possesses a remarkable talent for parody and for using humor to address grave topics.

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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