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Can Andrew Motion cure verse-drama’s identity issues? March 2, 2011: And does he need to? With the news that Andrew Motion has turned playwright, The Guardian's Andrew Haydon questions his own knee-jerk response that poetry and theater can't mix. In fact, there's not even a phrase that accurately describes the combination (although to be fair to Motion, no one will know whether the "poetry" or the "theater" should [...] by

Working out Philip Larkin November 29, 2010: On Radio 4, actor David Walliams enlists former poet laureate and Philip Larkin biograher Andrew Motion to get to the bottom of his love for Larkin's poetry. "I know how it make me feel," he says, "but I don't know how it works." As a schoolboy, I was thrilled with the idea that a poet would use swear words in his work and I loved the directness [...] by