Carol Ann Duffy

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Birthday
23, 1955
Birthplace
Scotland
Birth Sign
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Birthday
23, 1955 (age 62)
Birthplace
Scotland

About

One-time British Poet Laureate whose poetry collections include Standing Female Nude, Mean Time, and Rapture. Her poetic works, which address themes of gender roles and violence, received the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award, among other honors.

Before Fame

She graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in philosophy. She published her first poetic work, Fleshweathercock and Other Poems, in 1974.

Trivia

She earned a spot on a 2013 BBC Radio list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the United Kingdom.

Family Life

Born to a Catholic family in Scotland, she later relocated to England. She had a daughter, Ella, with Peter Benson.

Associated With

She and Randall Jarrell both held the title of Poet Laureate.