Folger Poetry Board Reading: Carol Ann Duffy (2014)

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The O.B. Hardison Poetry Series 2014 Folger Board Reading by Carol Ann Duffy was held on May 5, 2014 in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre. Jeffrey Brown, chief correspondent for arts, culture, and society on PBS NewsHour, will introduced and moderated the conversation with Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy. Jemimah Kuhfeld.

Carol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet, writer, and playwright. Duffy often pulls upon history and myth in fresh and invigorating poetry that showcases a contemporary wit. Her collections of poetry include The Bees, Rapture, and most recent Jubilee Lines. She has also written verse for children. Her many awards include the T.S. Eliot Prize, The Lannan Literary Prize, The Costa Poetry Prize, and The Whitbread Poetry Award. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University and was appointed Britain’s Poet Laureate in May 2009, the first female to hold the position.

Carol Ann Duffy also read for the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series on April 10, 2001.