Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2021

128 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781800859524

Bookseller Code (06)

Wendy Cope

Rory Waterman

Liverpool University Press

Writers and Their Work

  • Wendy Cope is one of the most popular contemporary poets writing in English, whose readership extends far beyond that of almost all other poets
  • No previous book on Cope exists, so this is essential reading for all students of her work, as well as her non-academic readers
  • Cope's poetry is taught in schools, at GCSE level, and in universities, though criticism of her work is mainly confined to internet study guides of a small number of poems
  • Cope's popularity extends well beyond Britain - for example, she is often associated with the New Formalist movement, centred on the United States
  • The first book to draw on the Wendy Cope Archive at the British Library, as well as Cope's own personal archive and correspondence