Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy, CBE, FRSL, Poet Laureate

British Poet, Children's Author and Playwright.

Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester University.

Born in 1955 in Glasgow. Educated at Liverpool University.

Our Poet Laureate writes for adults and children in her varied body of work. Her plays include Take my Husband and Cavern of Dreams. Her children's collections include Meeting Midnight and The Hat. She collaborated with Sasha Johnson Manning in The Manchester Carols for performance in Manchester Cathedral.

She is most widely known for her poetry where she writes on a rich diversity of themes from everyday experience, to intimate relationships, to current affairs. It was her poem, Whoever she was that brought her into prominence when it won the Poetry Society National Poetry Competition in 1983. Since then her awards include the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitbread Prize, Forward Prizes, the Lannan, and the E.M. Forster Prize in America. Rapture won the £10,000 T.S. Eliot Prize.

I particularly enjoyed her poem White Cliffs that she wrote to celebrate the purchase of 7km of the coast by the National Trust in 2012.

It is an honour to have her as a patron.

— Anne Steward, 26th April 2016.

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