Carol Ann Duffy

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.[1] She is the first woman, the first Scot, an the first openly LGBT person tae hauld the poseetion.[2]

Dame Carol Ann Duffy

Duffy in Juin 2009
Poet Laureate o the Unitit Kinrick
Assumed office
1 Mey 2009
MonarchElizabeth II
Precedit biAndrew Motion
Personal details
Born (1955-12-23) 23 December 1955 (age 68)
Glesga, Scotland
RelativesMary Black (mither) died 2005
Frank Duffy (faither)
EddicationB.A. (Hons) Philosophy
Alma materVarsity o Liverpuil
ThriftPoet, playwricht
AwairdsOBE 1995
CBE 2002
DBE 2015

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.[3]


  1. "Prof Carol Ann Duffy". Manchester Metropolitan University. Archived frae the original on 10 Mey 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2009. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 7 Januar 2014. Retrieved 9 Februar 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Entertainment | Duffy reacts to new Laureate post". BBC News. 1 Mey 2009. Retrieved 17 Julie 2016.
  3. "Carol Ann Duffy | British poet". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 17 Julie 2016.