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Ships of fools, secret scripts and short-form stories sail past Derek Hudson in this month’s look at the world of writing


Poetry and laughter do belong together

Micha Theiner/Writer Pictures

Bestselling poet Wendy Cope put it bluntly.

She was ‘pissed off ‘ by those who dismissed her poetry as second rate because it was funny.

Wendy, 72, whose fifth collection, Anecdotal Evidence, was published in March by Faber, told Leaf Arbuthnot, of The Sunday Times: ‘There’s a feeling in the poetry world that if you write poems that make people laugh, it’s somehow cheating.

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