Andrew Motion FRSL is a poet, novelist and biographer, and co-founder and co-director of the Poetry Archive. He was the UK’s Poet Laureate between 1999 and 2009, and in 2009 was knighted for his services to poetry. He has been President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, and Chair of the Booker Prize. He now lives in Baltimore, and works in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. He has served on the Management Committee.