10 of the Best Wendy Cope Poems Everyone Should Read

Ten of the best from the masterly comic poet selected by Dr Oliver Tearle

Wendy Cope is one of the most acclaimed living comic poets writing in English. Since her first collection appeared in 1986, she has published a handful of popular volumes of comic verse, though she can also write ‘straight’ poetry very successfully too (as the last poem in this list testifies). Below are ten of Wendy Cope’s finest poems.

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