“Be warned. If you interpret the job as I have done – that being poet laureate means not just writing poems but trying to champion poetry – you will find there is an unimaginable difference between leading a relatively private life and the public life suddenly required of you.”
Andrew Motion speaks to Charlotte Higgins here.
Read The Guardian article, ‘Poet sought for job quite fraught. Critics may make merry; at least the pay is sherry’, by Mark Brown here.
Browse through The Poetry Archive.