Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has written for both children and adults, and 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. In 2011 The Bees won the Costa Poetry Award, and in 2012 she won the PEN Pinter Prize. She was made a DBE in the 2015 New Year Honours list.
Carol Ann Duffy
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy discusses her first encounters with poetry and shares the poems that she loved as a teenager.
In honour of International Women’s Day 2017, we’ve put together a collection of female writers who never fail to inspire us, along with a recommended reading list.
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 side of the most complex of human emotions.
Ahead of Burn’s Night, the annual celebration of Scotland’s most famous poet, we’ve put together a list of our favourite modern poets from North of the border.
Inspiring poems from some of our favourite female poets, from Carol Ann Duffy to Sylvia Plath.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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