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Collected Poems [NOV.12]

Wendy Cope

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EXPECTED RELEASE NOVEMBER 12th, 2024
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This volume comprises the full poetic works of one of our wittiest, most beloved writers, and includes many previously uncollected poems.

When Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis was published in 1986, Wendy Cope became that rarest of creatures: a celebrated poet who was also a best-seller. Her artful combination of insight and wit made an extraordinary impact in poems that cocked a gentle snook at the pomposity of a literary world hitherto dominated by men.

Through four further collections, Cope has continued to delight her readers while finding a whole new generation of enthusiasts when her poem ‘The Orange’ went viral. Together these poems catalogue the desires and fears that underlie our ordinary existences – love and heartbreak, disappointment and a hard-won capacity to find happiness, even if only in the form of a poem.. In their profound attention to and encapsulation of the everyday, these poems serve to make our own lives the more remarkable and memorable. Collected Poems celebrates a lifetime’s achievement by a poet who has been original and distinctive from the very start, and provides the perfect accompaniment to the trials, tribulations and joys of our all too human lives.

Hardcover | 496 pages | 6.02" x 9.21"