More From Andrew Motion
- "I deeply adored my mum. She was an extraordinary person, even for the prejudice I’m likely to have. She was beautiful, amusing, a tremendous elaborator of things into comic proportions and extravagant in her imagination."
- "I’m not precisely saying that a really good board meeting at the MLA (Museums, Libraries and Archives Coucil) makes me want to go and write poetry, but there is a pleasure in doing that sort of thing well."
- "More people are reading poetry now than at any time in the history of the human race."
More In Poetry
- "Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition."― Eli Khamarov
- "Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly."― T. S. Eliot
- "I want to write a book of poetry, as well as children’s stories."― Bobby McFerrin