There are so many lines that would sum it up, but I'll choose these, on the benefits of reading poetry on trains: It's fashionable to be snobby about Wendy Cope. Poor Strugnell. Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis 542 copies, 8 reviews. Why ask for more? She has published several volumes of poetry including Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis and Serious Concerns. The original idea was to take the title of her poem and collection Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amisby making it more relevant for the next generation by renaming it Making Cocoa for Martin Amis. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 5, 2015. You wait for the title poem, the one with the intriguing title. Her debut collection, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, struck a chord with its lampooning of literary pretensions and its wry look at contemporary relationships, and has sold over 180,000 copies to date. Wendy Cope is famously rather grumpy. 8 likes. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Cope taught in primary schools for many years before publishing her first book of poetry, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (1986). Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 11, 2018, Wendy's one of the more witty and incisive poets of recent times, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 6, 2018. At first read - and this is a book you can read twice or thrice in an afternoon and not feel put upon - this is a sparkling collection of parodies - The Wasteland in Limericks! Cope gives it to you on the last page: Thanks to Warwick for bringing this to my attention. Faber & Faber; Main edition (April 1, 1986), Wendy Cope can write a line as plain vanilla as "I haven't finished yet" and put it in a context that makes me fairly weep for j, Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2015. - and cheeky poems about love and men. So many of these poems just naturally slap a grin on your lips. I'd read a lot of these poems before, but I'm not very good at reading poetry collections. Includes the names: Wendy Cope, Wendy Cope Ed. When Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis was first published, it catapulted its author into the bestseller lists and established her as one of our funniest and most eloquent of poets. Certainly, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis is not a work of avant garde complexity, but Cope’s debut is not as cosily complacent as such critics indicate. Най-добрите книги, които прочетох през 2015, New African American Histories and Biographies to Read Now. The poems were originally published in Cope's collection Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis. Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2017. Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems 1979-2006 was published in 2008. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The send-up of Eliot and Wordsworth made me almost choke with laughter--the wasteland condensed to limmericks?--and the alter ego of Strugnell (who seems a mix of Cope herself and Philip Larkin, also famously formal and grumpy) is fascinating. Since then, she’s released several more collections for both adults and children, often exploring the mundane aspects of British life through an extremely witty lens. Curiously, the title poem did come from a dream and it's the last one, four lines long; it's the only poem in the third part of this collection. But then it was felt that it would be truer to the spirit of the site if it became a bit less subservient and a … So many of these poems just naturally slap a grin on your lips. I'm glad I've read this one properly now. I do not usually read poetry, but like humour. Anyway, I think her grumpiness is hilarious. She's good at taking much of what poetry holds dear and pricking its balloon. Multiple editions of this were tucked away, unsorted, in one of my favourite secondhand bookshops in a lovely seaside town in Suffolk. From the Goodreads Blurb: When Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis was first published, it catapulted its author into the bestseller lists and established her as one of our funniest and most eloquent poets. April 9th 2001 And then, having delighted me no end with light verse, she can up and compose "3 a.m.", compelling me to write bunches of friends and ask them to flesh out the narrative implied in that sad, sad poem, just so's I can see what all narrative shapes Wendy's sad can take in my friends' heads and hearts. "Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis" is a dream book of poetry. Lures you in with light poetry and then BAM hits you in the feels. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. A great collection - the perfect blend of humour and poignancy, Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2015. Wendy Cope was born in Kent, England. by Faber Faber. I'd read a lot of these poems before, but I'm not very good at reading poetry collections. The answer is: Wendy Cope while with capital letters without spaces the asnwer is: WENDYCOPE. 'Cope has an extraordinary canny sense - quite rare among poets - of what will engage a reader's attention.' While I am not always a fan of a) light-verse, b) parody's of formal poetry, and c) British grumpiness, Cope mixes them all so seamlessly that one can't help but be charmed. Also, she has an amazing way with jarring juxtapositions and edgy parodies. [Wendy Cope] -- 'Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis' is Wendy Cope's first full length collection of poems. Eliot, and Emily Dickinson, and humorous sonnets, haiku, and love poems, Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems 1979-2006. There are poems of observation, some love poems, even some haiku and some seem to simply exist because it sounds pretty. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Maybe she really doesn't want to be Poet Laureate, and maybe she has a point about her poems being available for free on the internet. Since then she has published two further books of poetry and has edited various anthologies of comic verse. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. This collection is basically divided into just two parts. Gwynn's selected poems: No Word of Farewell. She can entitle a poem "Giving Up Smoking" and turn the thing into a boss love poem. Wendy Cope, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis. "Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis" has three sections to it: the first has random snide poems, including ones obviously done for competitions along the line of "rewrite a nursery rhyme in the style of Wordsworth" or "... of TS Eliot", as well as such glorious items as a reduction of the five sections of "The Waste Land" to five limericks, the fifth being: The Title Isn't Vital: These Poems Will Make You Grin, Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2016. Best book of poetry I've read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Below you will find the correct answer to English poet of Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis Crossword Clue, if you need more help finishing your crossword continue your navigation and try our search function. Country of Publication. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Wendy Cope books online. I'm durn glad I got to her at last. Search. Do you live in North London? WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. We’d love your help. It takes a special kind of talent to write poems that can tap into a range of emotions. There's a problem loading this menu right now. And it works very well as such. Sadly, I was hoping for some more light-hearted content. her strength seems to be in mimicry, which she didn't do much of here. her repetition of styles and themes gets old (god knows she must love the villanelle). Snarky and witty; I confess I did not get ALL the literary references as (1) she pokes fun of other poets, (2) she's British, and (3) the book was published in the 1980s. Following her graduation from St Hilda's College, Oxford Cope spent fifteen years as a primary-school teacher. Wendy Cope was born in Erith, Kent. Yet, there's a tension here, as Cope skewers a male canon, from Wordsworth to Larkin, but cannot completely disavow or discard them, even as in a half-jesting 'Manifesto' she vows to make it into the pantheon on her own terms. By the time I reached half of this book, I was quite sure it deserved no more than 3 stars, but all of it changed thereafter – what’s brilliant, moreover, is that she writes so comfortingly and yet so stringently. If you like some humour featured in your poetry, this collection may just be for you! i don't know, maybe the poems i like so much came from serious concerns. In 1987 she received a Cholmondeley Award for poetry and in 1995 the American Academy of Arts and Letters Michael Braude Award for light verse. W endy Cope's first collection, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis was published in 1986 and became a surprise bestseller. Utterly hilarious. I read this many years ago, and remember it well. Wendy Cope presents a series of poems, although individual and independent, which can be seen as a whole. While I am not always a fan of a) light-verse, b) parody's of formal poetry, and c) British grumpiness, Cope mixes them all so seamlessly that one can't help but be charmed. I do prefer her subsequent volumes, but this makes for very pleasant reading. tags: dreams. One of my all time favourite books. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published But she makes me smile, over and over again. i can just see wordsworth and eliot writing those. Get this from a library! After university she worked for fifteen years as a primary-school teacher in London. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I read a couple of poems on the spot and some lines and passages reminded me of a friend, whom I am going to pass this on to, so I bought it. Gay vegetarian whose friends are few, I'm into music, Shakespeare and the sun. Some of the parodies included did make me laugh. I was very impressed with this book of poetry, especially 'A Nursery Rhyme (as it might have been written by T. S. Eliot)' , 'Waste Land Limericks' and 'From Strugnell's Sonnets' (vii). Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis is a great collection of poems. I’m so glad I did. Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2001. we don't get to see as much of wendy cope in the u.s. as i had hoped, so i ordered a couple of her books from amazon uk. CodyCross, Puzzle . This collection is … Her debut collection of poems, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (1986), was a wry look at contemporary relationships. Also worth getting: A warm, honest and consoling voice writing whimsically of life and love. Can someone make my simple wish come true? I laughed a lot as I read through the poems and also felt moved to tears at times. After university she worked for fifteen years as a primary-school teacher in London. With its deftly parodic touch taking in Wordsworth, Eliot, Dickinson, Smart, Larkin, Heaney, Shakespeare, Fitzgerald, and probably several others that I didn't spot, this is a tremendously entertaining collection of poems. I laughed a lot as I read through the poems and also felt moved to tears at times. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. Her first collection of poems, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, was published in 1986. If you enjoy the very English tradition of light verse, find a copy even if you have to order it from Canada or the UK. This collection includes send-ups of T.S. In 1981, she became Arts and Reviews editor for the Inner London Education Authoritymagazine, Contact. (See the daylog for an explanation.) Is it you? Making Cocoa For Kingsley Amis [Wendy Cope] on Amazon.com. The first of Strugnell's Three Haiku is a eulogy to cherry blossom, which the poet thinks "looks really nice". Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis is a great collection of poems. A must read. On this page we have the solution or answer for: English Poet Of Making Cocoa For Kingsley Amis. Start by marking “Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis” as Want to Read: Error rating book. 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