Carol Ann Duffy

(1955 / Glasgow / Scotland)

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Carol Ann Duffy, CBE, FRSL (born 23 December 1955) is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's poet laureate in May 2009. She is the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly LGBT person to hold the position.
Her collections include Standing Female Nude (1985), winner of a Scottish Arts Council Award; Selling Manhattan (1987), which won a Somerset Maugham Award; Mean Time (1993), which won the Whitbread Poetry Award; and Rapture (2005), winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize. Her poems address issues such as oppression, gender, and violence, in an accessible language that has made them ... more »

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  • Cliff Lloyd(5/6/2019 4:19:00 AM)

    ... You may have to copy & paste the link into the address bar

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  • Cliff Lloyd(5/6/2019 4:14:00 AM)

    Persistence rewarded!

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  • Cliff Lloyd(5/6/2019 4:12:00 AM)

    There is a splendid Guardian article on the poems referred to by Edith Thomsen, directly below, which includes 16 of the poems. If I can't include a link to it in this post, I suggest an online search which includes poet's name and the topic - it worked for me!
    Link: https: //www.theguardian.com/books/2010/mar/13/carol-ann-duffy-poems-ageing

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  • The Link(5/6/2019 3:52:00 AM)

    https:www.theguardian.combooks2010mar13carol-ann-duffy-poems-ageing

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  • Cliff Lloyd(5/6/2019 3:47:00 AM)

    Site won't let me include the link.
    Suggest your search for: Guardian Carol Ann Dufy ageing

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  • Mee Again(5/6/2019 3:45:00 AM)

    For some reason I can't include the link itself:
    https: //www.theguardian.com/books/2010/mar/13/carol-ann-duffy-poems-ageing

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  • Cliff Lloyd(5/6/2019 3:42:00 AM)

    The missing link: https: //www.theguardian.com/books/2010/mar/13/carol-ann-duffy-poems-ageing

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  • Cliff Lloyd(5/6/2019 3:41:00 AM)

    ! forgot the link: https: //www.theguardian.com/books/2010/mar/13/carol-ann-duffy-poems-ageing

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  • Cliff Lloyd(5/6/2019 3:40:00 AM)

    Here's a link to a splendid article from a splendid newspaper (The Guardian) on the Carol Ann Duffy colection of poems on ageing which includes 16 poems.

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  • Edith Thomsen(4/12/2019 4:43:00 AM)

    Some years ago, Carol Ann Duffy collected som poems of ageing from other pioets. Unfortunately I do not know the title of this anthology. It cotains poema from among others Roger McGough, Nina Cassion and many more.
    Can you help me?
    King regards
    Edith Thomsen

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Best Poem of Carol Ann Duffy

Valentine

Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

Here.
It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or a kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding-ring,
if you ...

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