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Carol Ann Duffy

Born in Glasgow but raised in Stafford in England, Carol Ann Duffy studied Philosophy at Liverpool University. Her first published work was Fleshweathercock, in 1974. Some of her poetry has been included as part of the English & Welsh National Curriculum (some revision notes can be found at the BBC GCSE Bitesize site).

Duffy has won numerous awards for her work, including the Whitbread Award, The Cholmondeley Award, the Forward Poetry Prize, and, in 1995, an OBE. Carol Ann Duffy has written several books for children.

In May 2009 Carol Ann Duffy was appointed the UK’s first ever female Poet Laurate, succeeding Andrew Motion. Her latest poetry collection is The Bees.

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