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Posts Tagged: Carol Ann Duffy

Poet Tripping

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Carol Ann Duffy, the UK’s poet laureate, has invited three poets to join her on a road trip through England, Wales and Scotland, which will take them from Falmouth to St Andrews over the course of a fortnight. From June 19 to July 2, Gillian Clarke, the outgoing national poet of Wales, the makar (the […]

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Carol Ann Duffy’s First Ladies

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In a playful reflection on the work and philosophy of poet Carol Ann Duffy, Jeanette Winterson explores the possibilities for storytelling, feminism, and everyday entertainment through poetry. Winterson excerpts poems from The World’s Wife in the voices of historical better halfs real and imagined, from Dorothy Wordsworth with her daffodils to Mrs. Sisyphus and Frau […]

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Seamus Heaney’s Last Poem

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Seamus Heaney’s poem “In A Field” is allegedly the last poem ever written by Seamus Heaney before his passing in June. The Irish Poet wrote it following an invitation by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy to contribute to a memorial anthology about the World War I. Read more about his contribution and two of his poems on the […]

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From Texting to Poeticizing

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Britain’s 2009 poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, views texting as a “springboard”—not a hindrance—to strong poetry writing, arguing that the poem itself is a form of texting: “It’s a perfecting of a feeling in language – it’s a way of saying more with less, just as texting is. We’ve got to realise that the Facebook […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Britain’s Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has commissioned some war poetry for today as the Afghan war rages and the official inquiry into the Iraq War begins. Joel Brouwer commemorates the 25th anniversary of the “What Is a Poet?” symposium held in Tuscaloosa Alabama in 1984. A. S. Maulacci: “To be quite candid, I don’t […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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The New Haven Review has an interview with David Orr, including Orr’s take on the spitting match between him and Dana Goodyear a couple of years ago. Poetry is on the radio again, thanks to WSUM. You can also listen to Word Salad online if you prefer. How can a vocabulary change your life? Carol […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Poetry is good for your face, but you need to make sure you rub it all the way in. Harriet, the Poetry Foundation’s blog, is having some problems with commenters. I wonder why we don’t? Steven Fama has a few choice words for the Pulitzer Committee. John Ashbery on the importance of poetry: “Its beauty […]

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