Author(s): Wendy Cope
In "The Funny Side" Wendy Cope, herself one of the funniest poets now writing in English, has collected 101 of the poems that have most amused her. Acknowledged classics of the genre are to be found alongside newer pieces, and the collection as a whole illustrates the great range to be found under the heading of 'humorous poetry'.
Wendy Cope was born in Erith, Kent. After university she worked for fifteen years as a primary-school teacher in London. Her first collection of poems, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, was published in 1986. 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. Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems 1979-2006 was published in 2008.