Sir Andrew Motion
Sir Andrew Motion is President of the National Memory Day, President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and co-founder of The Poetry Archive. He is the author of 12 books of poetry, most recently Peace Talks (2015). He has also written biographies (of John Keats and Philip Larkin among others), and two novels (Silver and The New World) as well as a book of essays, Ways of Life.
Andrew Motion’s poetry has received the Arvon/Observer Prize, the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Ted Hughes Prize. He was the UK Poet Laureate from 1999-2009 and was knighted for his services to poetry in 2009.
He is now the Homewood Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.