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Andrew Motion
Interview by Euan Ferguson published in: The Observer, 23 July 2000: "Ode to a right royal charmer"
Andrew Motion
Interview by Robert McCrum, The Observer, 15 September 2002: "Laureate and hardy"

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Born: October 26, 1952 (age 65)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet, novelist, biographer

Bio: Sir Andrew Motion is an English poet, novelist and biographer, who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009. In 2012 Sir Andrew became President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England taking over from Bill Bryson.

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Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.

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