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Carol Ann Duffy

Is Texting Poetic?

John Lundberg | Posted 11.11.2011 | Books
John Lundberg

Is the proliferation of texting among young people actually bringing them closer to poetry? Britain's poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy thinks that, in some ways, it is.

Disgruntled Poets Channel William Carlos Williams

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books

Disgruntled poets channelled William Carlos Williams yesterday when they delivered a red wheelbarrow carrying members' signatures to the Poetry Societ...

Top UK Children's Books For Christmas

TheBookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 12-strong list is produced jointly by the Booksellers Association and Book Marketing Limited, and is the first marketing campaign for the new Indi...

Will Pajama Parties and Snail Races Save UK Indie Booksellers?

The Bookseller | Victoria Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Snail racing, pyjama parties and cookie decorating are just some of the events taking place in bookshops across the country next week to celebrate Ind...

High Art and...David Beckham?

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

What poetic subject could cause such a stir? David Beckham, the dashing English footballer and global celebrity, who fell injured last Sunday.

David Beckham Gets An Ode From British Poet Laureate

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — O Beckham, where art thou? David Beckham has become an unlikely muse to Britain's poet laureate, who has written a verse about the soc...

Britain's Poet Laureate Remembers The Great War

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Carol Ann Duffy, Britain's new poet laureate, published a poem last week to commemorate the death of Henry Allingham and Harry Patch, two of the last ...

Britain's Groundbreaking Poet Laureate

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

When the British newspaper The Guardian asked Carol Ann Duffy how poetry is changing, she emphasized its growing diversity: "There are so many more vo...

CAROL ANN DUFFY: My Daughter Encouraged Me To Accept British Poet Laureate Position

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LONDON — The centuries-old post of British poet laureate, bard to kings and queens, has been held by William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson an...

Carol Ann Duffy: UK's First Openly Gay Poet Laureate

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The centuries-old post of British poet laureate, bard to kings and queens, has been held by William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson an...