An evening with Carol Ann Duffy
Thu 20 Apr 2023 | 8:30pm - 9:30pm
‘You can’t classify Carol Ann Duffy as a love poet or a comic poet or as a political poet because she is all these things but so much more’ – The Times
A 20th Anniversary present to ourselves!
The former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy will join us to discuss and read from her new themed anthologies of her own work. Love, Elegies, Politics and Nature each draw from four decades of writing. Arranged chronologically, Carol Ann has also included a new poem in each selection.
In this joyous celebratory event of writing old and new, Carol Ann Duffy will treat us to some of her favourite poems.
‘Duffy is magnificent, grounded, heartfelt, dedicated to the notion that poetry can give us the music of life itself’ – The Scotsman
Venue: TTP stage (Cambridge Union)
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Carol Ann Duffy was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom for a decade from 2009 to 2019. Her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children’s Verse, the Whitbread, Forward and T.S. Eliot Prizes, and the Lannan and E.M. Forster Awards in America. She won the PEN Pinter Prize in 2012, and was appointed DBE in 2015. In 2021, she was awarded the International Golden Wreath for lifetime achievement in poetry.
Alex Clark is a broadcaster and journalist, who writes for many publications including the Guardian, the Observer, and the Times Literary Supplement. She is a co-host on the Graham Norton Book Club for Audible and hosts the TLS podcast. She is a professional chairperson and appears all over the UK at Cheltenham, Hay and the Southbank Centre. Alex is a festival honorary patron.