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Wendy Cope

Roger McGough is joined by Wendy Cope, who shares a selection of her favourite poems from the Poetry Please archive of listeners' requests.

Roger McGough is joined by Wendy Cope, with a selection of her favourite poems from the Poetry Please archive of listeners' requests. Choices include requests for poems by A E Housman, Philip Larkin, W H Auden, Fleur Adcock, Edna St Vincent Millay and Charles Causley.

Wendy Cope has published several volumes of poetry including Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis and Serious Concerns. A remarkable talent for parody and for using humour to address grave topics, she also recites some of her new poems from her recent collection, Anecdotal Evidence (Faber 2018).

Producer: Sarah Addezio.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 Aug 2018 23:30

This Week's Poems


A Shropshire Lad XXXII

by A.E. Housman

Published by Hesperus Poetry


The Trees

by Philip Larkin   

From Philip Larkin – Collected Poems

Published by Faber & Faber   


In Memory of W.B. Yeats

by W.H.Auden

From W.H. Auden – Collected Shorter Poems 1927-1957

Published by Faber & Faber


Waterloo Bridge / After the Lunch

By Wendy Cope

From Two Cures for Love – Selected Poems 1979-2006

Published by Faber & Faber



by James Fenton

From Yellow Tulips – Poems 1968-2011

Published by Faber & Faber


Was Est Ist

by Erich Fried

Translated Stuart Hood

From Love Poems by Erich Fried

Published by One World Classics



by Fleur Adcock 

Looking Back

Published by Oxford Paperbacks


Field Mouse’s Nest

by John Clare

From John Clare (Selected by Paul Farley)

Published by Faber & Faber


Ashes of Life

by Edna St Vincent Millay

From Edna St Vincent Millay – Collected Poems

Published by Harper Perennial


Eden Rock

by Charles Causley  

From Charles Causley – Collected Poems 1951-1997

Published by Macmillan



Role Contributor
Presenter Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest Wendy Cope
Producer Sarah Addezio


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