Carol Ann Duffy
Standard Name: Duffy, Carol Ann
Birth Name: Carol Ann Duffy
CAD , Britain's first woman Poet Laureate, has published thirty books, which as well as poetry include plays, works for young people, and edited anthologies. Early in her career she began winning literary awards and has amassed an impressive number. She now lives by her pen. Her poems are witty, unexpected dramatisations of human situations, attentive to gender issues and to issues of power misused. She alternates personal, even autobiographical poetry with dramatic monologues which assume other voices. Among these voices are the disturbing ones of criminals or psychopaths.
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In 2013 Candlestick Press of Nottingham published as one of its poetry pamphlets CG's selected Ten Poems from Wales, range from the seventh to the twenty-first centuries and including a couple of unpublished pieces...
As well as reading her poetry at festivals and other venues, LL has selected and edited for Mslexia magazine in early 2004 a number of stories and poems on the theme of ice.
Lochhead, Liz. “Ice”. Mslexia, pp. 26 - 7.
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UAF died in a hospice near Wotton-under-Edge the day before the announcement that Carol Ann Duffy had been appointed first woman Poet Laureate, an honour that Duffy had wished Fanthorpe to have.
“British poet UA Fanthorpe dies”. BBC News.
Kennedy, Maev. “UA Fanthorpe, poet of the critics and public alike, dies aged 79”. The Guardian.
Flood, Alison. “Carol Ann Duffy becomes first female poet laureate”. The Guardian.
The novel, dedicated to her then partner, the poet Carol Ann Duffy , reworks some of the same material as her early play Twice Over.
It remains in print in 2012.
Lumsden, Alison, Aileen Christianson, and Alison Lumsden, editors. “Jackie Kay’s Poetry and Prose: Constructing Identity”. Contemporary Scottish Women Writers, Edinburgh University Press, 2000, pp. 79 -1.
Rustin, Susanna. “A Life in Writing. Jackie Kay Interview”. The Guardian, pp. Review 12 - 13.
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JK met poet Carol Ann Duffy , and they began a relationship which lasted well into the new century.
Kay, Jackie. “My other dad is an African prince”. The Observer, pp. New Review 10 - 13.
“The Knitting Circle”. London South Bank University: Lesbian and Gay Staff Association.
“Writer’s ’revenge’ on school bullies”. BBC News.
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|Intertextuality and Influence||Emily Dickinson||
Because of the extent to which ED 's concentrated and elusive verse, as well as her dissent from religious and social orthodoxies, seem to presage modernism, she has been considered the sole serious writer among...
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The back cover quoted Carol Ann Duffy saying: [KC ] has a distinct and, for me, completely fresh way of writing about the relations between men and women.
Clanchy, Kate. Slattern. Chatto & Windus, 1995.
|Literary responses||Judith Kazantzis||
Harold Pinter called this work beautifully wrought, concrete, and passionate, and also noted that a major political poem was a rare event. Carol Ann Duffy (herself an intensely political poet) observed sardonically: Someone should...
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The poet Carol Ann Duffy particularly admires this poem; in 2001 she expressed the hope that it might be still in print.
Duffy, Carol Ann. “Introduction: Alter Egos: New Writing”. Mslexia, pp. 23 - 4.
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23 September 2005
A commission from The Guardian to established poets to write a contemporary nursery rhyme produced mostly little pieces about doom and gloom.
20 September 2006
At a round table at Edmonton, Alberta, five poets laureates (of two Canadian cities, one Canadian province, Canada itself, and the District of Columbia, USA—all, as it happened, women) debated the issues of laureateship.
26 September 2009
The Guardian newspaper carried a number of poems and short prose pieces commissioned in support of the 10:10 initiative to reduce carbon emissions.