Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion was appointed Poet Laureate from 1999-2009 and knighted in 2009 for services to literature. He is a public champion of poetry, currently through the Poetry by Heart project, and is co-founder of the Poetry Archive. He has written novels, a book of memoir and several acclaimed biographies, including those of Larkin and Keats. His latest poetry collection is Peace Talks (2015), which includes poems written from soldiers’ wartime experiences.

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