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Carol Ann Duffy. MO. Nyirinkindi, Y. Ekwedike, MA. Archa. Early Life. Born in rural Glasgow 1955 Birthday 2 days before Christmas Learned to love English in Stafford Girls’ High School, having enjoyed reading from early ages. Career.
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Carol Ann Duffy MO. Nyirinkindi, Y. Ekwedike, MA. Archa
Early Life • Born in rural Glasgow 1955 • Birthday 2 days before Christmas • Learned to love English in Stafford Girls’ High School, having enjoyed reading from early ages
Career • Studied philosophy, but became a poet (No idea of whether she couldn’t find a job from philosophy) • Poet critic for the guardian • Laureate of U.K after T. Hughes Dies
Style of writing • Duffy’s works explore every day situations and incidents that go around other people, and tells stories from their point of view • Known as ‘Ventriloquism’
Poetry • Expressed feminist edge, suggesting that she could’ve been something of an activist • E.g. : Standing Female Nude
Plays • Titles could’ve gone against male domination, or talked of men in funny manners • E.g. : Take My Husband or Little Women, Big Boys
Poems • Beauty and the beast • Fifth last song • Standing female nude • Thrown voices • Selling Manhattan • The other country • William and the ex-prime minister (Possibly another reference to standing against male Domination) • The world’s wife
Plays • Take My Husband • Cavern of Dreams • Little Women, Big boys • Loss • Grimm Tales • More Grimm Tales
Books • Queen Munch and Queen nibble • Underwater farmyard • Doris the giant • Moon zoo • The lost happy endings • The tear thief
Achievements • National poetry competition1 • Scottish arts council book award 3 • Forward Prize • Lannan Award • National Endowment for Science Technology and arts??!!
Family and relationships • Dated Adrian Henri and was inspired to write poetry • Broke relationship because of lack of fidelity • Knew of her homosexuality after partnering with Jackie Kay • Bore a daughter (Ella) [from peter benson] • Parents: Mary Black (dead)(Mom), Frank Duffy (Dad)
Sources used • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Ann_Duffy#Style • http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/carol-ann-duffy