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Carol Ann Duffy

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Transcript of Carol Ann Duffy

Glasgow,Scotland
1955
Early years
Awards
Carol Ann Duffy has won the E.M Forster Award and the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry. She was appointed as Britain's Poet Laureate in May 2009. She is the first woman to win this award.

the pop of a cork on a bottle of plonk
as your mother cooks;
the Match of the Day theme tune
and Doctor Who-oo-oo.

Safe sounds:
your name called, two happy syllables
from the bottom to the top of the house;
your daft ring tone; the low gargle
of hot water in bubbles. Half asleep
in the drifting boat of your bed,
you like to hear the big trees
sound like the sea instead.
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet and playwright.
She was born December 23rd 1955.
She is still alive and still makes poems.
She was born to a family who lived very poor in England at the age of six.
Her father was an electrical fitter, a trade unionist and involved in politics.
Duffy was the eldest out of five siblings but she was the only girl.
Duffy wanted to write even when she was a child.
She was encouraged by two of her English teachers.

Safe Sounds
This is a picture of Carol Ann Duffy reciting one of her poems at a special event.
Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

Here.
It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or a kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding-ring,
if you like.

Lethal.
Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife.

At the age of eleven Carol authored many poems.
Carol is the first known LGBT poet in Britain.
She lived with the British painter Adrian Henri for a b period of time.
She has a child with the author Peter Benson.
You like safe sounds:
the dogs lapping at their bowls;

Extra Facts
Valentine
Books she has written
Written in 2002
Written in
Written in 1990
Written in 2009
Presented by:
Marlene Eyanga
Rina Osman
Jessica Abdulsalam
Niamh Newman
Kaenat Nawaz
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