's close friends have included many well-known late twentieth-century names in British poetry: Frances Horovitz
, whom she mourned in a number of poems, a trio of drinking friends in Glasgow (Tom Leonard
She selected slightly more carols by women than by men, and recalled that Christina Rossetti
's In the Bleak Midwinter was the result of a commission from Scribner's Monthly in 1872. Her own contribution concerns...
Carol Ann Duffy
The sixty poets were each commissioned for a poem marking a particular year. They included Gillian Clarke
(1955: Running Away to the Sea), Ruth Fainlight
(1963: World Events), Liz Lochhead
(1966: Photograph, Art...