Carol Ann Duffy
Dame Carol Ann Duffy
Duffy in Juin 2009
|Poet Laureate o the Unitit Kinrick|
Assumed office |
1 Mey 2009
|Precedit bi||Andrew Motion|
23 December 1955|
Mary Black (mither) died 2005|
Frank Duffy (faither)
|Eddication||B.A. (Hons) Philosophy|
|Alma mater||Varsity o Liverpuil|
Dame Carol Ann Duffy DBE FRSL (born 23 December 1955) is a Scots poet an playwricht. She is Professor o Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan Varsity, an wis appointed Breetain's Poet Laureate in Mey 2009. She is the first woman, the first Scot, an the first openly LGBT person tae hauld the poseetion.
Her collections include Standing Female Nude (1985), winner o a Scots Airts Cooncil Awaird; Selling Manhattan (1987), which wan a Somerset Maugham Awaird; Mean Time (1993), which wan the Whitbread Poetry Awaird; an Rapture (2005), winner o the T. S. Eliot Prize. Her poems address issues such as oppression, gender, an violence in an accessible leid that has made them popular in schuils.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- "Prof Carol Ann Duffy". Manchester Metropolitan University. Archived frae the oreeginal on 10 May 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
- "Entertainment | Duffy reacts to new Laureate post". BBC News. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
- "Carol Ann Duffy | British poet". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 17 July 2016.