John Betjeman

John Betjeman was an English poet and broadcaster. He’s remembered as a well-loved figure in the English poetry scene and served as Poet Laureate from 1972 unto his death in 1984. He started his career as a journalist and wrote witty and humorous poems that were easily accessible.

Some of John Betjeman’s most famous poems include Diary of a Church Mouse, Senex, Slough, In Westminster Abbey, and The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel.