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Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope muses on the lines that keep coming back, the challenges of formal verse and how a poem can be seriously funny.
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Roger Stevens's tour

I really enjoyed listening to all the poems in the Archive. It's fantastic to hear poets reading their own work. It...

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