Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitbread, Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. She was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 2009. Her collections include Mean Time, Love Poems and The Bees, which won the Costa Poetry Award. Her writing for children includes Queen Munch and Queen Nibble, The Skipping-Rope Snake and The Tear Thief. She was made a DBE in the 2015 New Year Honours list.
Carol Ann Duffy
Read these inspiring poems from some of our favourite female poets including Carol Ann Duffy, Maya Angelou and Sylvia Plath.
In honour of International Women’s Day 2018, we’ve put together a collection of female writers who never fail to inspire us, along with a recommended reading list.
See the highlights from the 2018 Picador Showcase, held at London's Mail Rail Museum in February.
We're delighted to be bringing Carol Ann Duffy's Shore 2 Shore back for Independent Bookshop Week 2018. Find out the bookshops we'll be visiting here.
Our pick of the most beautiful, moving and original verses ever written about love and marriage, from the romantic to the unusual and the traditional to the contemporary, there's something for every couple.
Ahead of St Andew's Day we’ve put together a list of our favourite modern poets from North of the border.
The theme for National Poetry Day 2017 is 'freedom'. Here are a few poems that celebrate one of the most powerful words in the English language.
Hannah Kent explains why she chose 'If I Was Dead' by Carol Ann Duffy as this week's Friday Poem.
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy discusses her first encounters with poetry and shares the poems that she loved as a teenager.
Whether you're feeling the love or not this Valentine's Day, we've got a book for you. On February 14th we'll be curling up with these stories, all of which explore the darker and more unusual side of the most complex of human emotions.
Brilliantly original cover designs, typography and finishes can all help to make a book jump out at you, and so we’ve compiled a small selection of some of our favourite and most unique covers from the past few months.
Celebrating the publication of Queen Munch and Queen Nibble!
Our pick of this year's best poetry collections, from Kate Tempest to Carol Ann Duffy.
We are delighted to announce the winners of our Shore To Shore poetry competition.
Brush up on your Shakespeare with a Friday poem from Carol Ann Duffy, recorded live on the Shore To Shore poetry tour June 2016.
Poetry readings from Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Jackie Kay and Imtiaz Dharker recorded live at Hope Park & Martyrs Church, St Andrews as part of the Shore to Shore poetry tour.
Carol Ann Duffy and her merry band of poets are currently in the middle of their Shore To Shore tour of the UK. We went along to take a look behind the scenes.
We are delighted to to be running a poetry competition celebrating poetry and community alongside Shore to Shore tour. We're looking for budding poets to share their poems on community with us.
We're delighted that Carol Ann Duffy's Love Poems is amongst this year’s World Book Night books.
by Carol Ann Duffy and illustrated by David RobertsPoetry is designed to be read aloud – to be chanted, to be sung, to be recited. Although a poem is powerful on paper, it is unforgettable through voice.
The new Christmas poem from the Poet Laureate, illustrated by Dermot Flynn.
by Emily DickinsonThe Moon was but a Chin of Gold
A Night or two ago –
And now she turns Her perfect Face
Upon the World below –
‘Fundamental to all my artwork,’ Stephen Raw says, ‘is a love of language and how that language is given a visual dimension through signs we simply call letters: never-failing sources of inspiration. Letters are images in themselves and, for me, that’s more than enough to ...
A stunning sonnet for Valentine's Day, 'Hour' is taken from Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's collection Rapture.
Pupils from Monkton Combe Senior School, Bath, have won Anthologise, the national poetry anthology competition for secondary schools spearheaded by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.
One of the perks of being an editor (actually, there are many) is that you can, occasionally, be involved - in a small way - in actively shaping how a book looks. You can also, sometimes, work with people you'd never normally get to meet...