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Motion, Andrew

Born: 1952 AD
Currently alive, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Authors, Editors


1952 - Born on the 26th of October.

1975 - Won the Newdigate prize for Oxford undergraduate poetry.

1976 - Further poetry published.

         - Taught English at the University of Hull.

1980-198 - Edited the Poetry Review.

1982 - Edits, with Blake Morrison, the Penguin Book of Contemporary British.

1986 - The Lamberts wins the Somerset Maugham Award.

1989 - Editorial Director and Poetry Editor at Chatto & Windus.
         - Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

1999 - Philip Larkin: A Writer’s Life wins the Whitbread Prize for Biography.

         - Appointed Poet Laureate.

2003 - Appointed Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.

         - Wrote this poem as an 'A' side for Prince Williams 21st birthday.

         - Motion wrote a poem in protest at Invasion of Iraq called "Regime Change;" the poem is told from the third person point of view, showing a speech made by Death in the streets of Iraq.

2005 - He helped to bring online The Poetry Archive containing both historic and contemporary recordings of poets reciting their own work.


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