Anyone fancy their chances or know a candidate for this job?click here
I doubt if the majority of people could name any living English poet - not even the current incumbent of the post of laureate.
"the majority of people could name any living English poet"Sounds like the well used reality TV format could be put to use to bring poetry to the masses... yes/no?
in that case I nominate Ray Davies.
I think my point has been made - "I doubt if the majority of people could name any living English poet"Pam Ayres is not a poet. She assembles rhyming words for comic effect.The same might be said of popular song writers - ever listened to the inanity of the words of pop songs?
I came across this list click hereSir John Betjeman (1972-1984)was my favourite.
Simon Armitage must be in with a chance.
Queen is asked to appoint first female Poet Laureate after 22 men in 340 yearsclick here
I am confused by the two separate stories.The government will seek advice on a replacement from academics, poetry specialists and the public.Queen is asked to appoint first female Poet Laureate after 22 men in 340 years.
If it does I hope we get first offers on tickets!
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