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    More people are reading poetry now than

    “More people are reading poetry now than at any time in the history of the human race.”

    — Andrew Motion

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    Category: history
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    I wanted to reimagine the role, in

    “I wanted to reimagine the role, in a way that was respectful of its traditional responsibilities but made them part of a wider pattern of poetry about national incidents, events, preoccupations; and to spend a great deal of time going to schools trying to demystify poetry.”

    — Andrew Motion

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    I write between 5.30am and 9.00. That

    “I write between 5.30am and 9.00. That way, I hope I carry over something from my dream time.”

    — Andrew Motion

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    Category: hope
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    In a general way, I want to

    “In a general way, I want to be a kind of flag-waver, bunting hanger-up, drum-beater, you name it, for poetry.”

    — Andrew Motion

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    Category: poetry
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    Those who say we should dismantle the

    “Those who say we should dismantle the role of Poet Laureate altogether, the trick they miss is that being called this thing, with the weight of tradition behind it, and with the association of the Royal family, does allow you to have conversations and to open doors, and wallets, for the good of poetry in a way that nothing else would allow.”

    — Andrew Motion

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    Category: poetry
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    More people are reading poetry now than

    “More people are reading poetry now than at any time in the history of the human race.”

    — Andrew Motion

    Author: Andrew Motion
    Category: poetry
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    Each sudden gust of light explains itself

    “Each sudden gust of light explains itself as flames, but neither they, nor even bombs redoubled on the hills tonight can quite include me in their fear.”

    — Andrew Motion

    Author: Andrew Motion
    Category: fear
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