Carol Ann Duffy

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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 F ...

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Not a red rose or a satin heart.
I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.

Words, Wide Night

Somewhere on the other side of this wide night
and the distance between us, I am thinking of you.
The room is turning slowly away from the moon.


The most unusual thing I ever stole? A snowman.
Midnight. He looked magnificent; a tall, white mute
beneath the winter moon. I wanted him, a mate

The Shirt

Afterwards, I found him alone at the bar
and asked him what went wrong. It's the shirt,
he said. When I pull it on it hangs on my back

The Last Post

In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
If poetry could tell it backwards, true, begin


RS 15 February 2021

Does anyone know where I can find the poem "The Babysitter" by Duffy? It's a kids poem.

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Margaret Basketter 19 December 2020

Does anyone know where I can find a written copy of Carol Ann Duffy's poem " Peterloo" please? I heard it at the Peterloo commemoration in Manchester on the Anniversary of Peterloo - very, very impressed and so emotiional. Thanks, Margaret B

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caroline hall 12 March 2020

does anyone have her poems poet of our time, statement and survivor as I cannot find them please

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Cliff Lloyd 06 May 2019

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Cliff Lloyd 06 May 2019

Persistence rewarded!

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Cliff Lloyd 06 May 2019

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: //

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Cliff Lloyd 06 May 2019

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Mee Again 06 May 2019

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Cliff Lloyd 06 May 2019

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 12 April 2019

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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lovethatforme 18 March 2019

I love medusa, it really pulls on my heart strings

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brayden buckley-smith 04 March 2019

bruh carol ann duffy thicc af

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shivas 26 February 2019

does anyone know where i can find name by carol ann duffy

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Holly 10 December 2018

I read a poem today by Carol Ann Duffy in class today but I can’t find it online it was called “Teacher” any ideas where I can find it?

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