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Comprehensive information about Carol Ann Duffy including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Carol Ann Duffy is a British poet and playwright born in Glasgow, Scotland. Duffy is the first female and first Scottish Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom. This educational Carol Ann Duffy resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what's in your heart. Quote Right
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Quote Left Every time a poet writes a poem it’s like it’s the first time. When you’ve finished a poem, you don’t know if you’ll ever write another one. Some poems arrive with a weight that’s more significant than other poems and you know it will take a lot of care to do it justice. Poetry, for so long now, has been the way I relate to everything. It’s like a companion. I can’t imagine ever being separated from it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Poetry is in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus .. or just what's in your heart Quote Right
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Quote Left Look at Seamus Heaney or Jo Shapcott – poets that have proved they can reach a huge readership by the quality of their poetry. Quote Right
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Quote Left You can teach form. You can teach students how to write a limerick and when those forms become recognisable to the students then they can start to imitate them. I always start with my favourite one: “There was a young man from Australia, who painted his arse like a dahlia, tuppence a smell, went down very well, but thruppence a lick was a failure.” That’s not even the rudest one I teach. Quote Right
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