Born: Oct 26, 1952 AD
Currently alive, at 61 years of age.
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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