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The Poetry Archive

In ENTREPRENEUR THE ARTS, The Idea, WEBSITES & BLOGS, Writing on September 23, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Andrew Motion is an English poet, novelist and biographer, who is the current Poet Laureate in the United Kingdom. A Poet Laureate, for those of you who do not know, is a poet officially appointed by a government and is often expected to compose poems for State occasions and other government events. In England, the official poet of the monarch is an appointed made for life, since the time of Charles II. What a great job huh?

Seems like Andrew Motion could just sit back and write poems these days, but almost three years ago he set out on a mission to create a not for profit organization called the The Poetry Archive.

With almost no poetry on television, outside of your occasional rapper turned poet, and the poetry shelves of most bookshops small and poorly-stocked, Andrew recognized that poetry is increasingly no longer part of familiar life. Read the rest of this entry »