Litfest in partnership with Live at LICA presents Carol Ann Duffy
Since becoming Laureate, Duffy has written poems about current issues including MP’s expenses, the volcanic ash cloud, and a poem entitled ‘Achilles’ about the footballer David Beckham, which mixes references to the ancient battlefield hero with allusions to battles on the football pitch.
Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of The Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has written for both children and adults, and her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitbread and Forward Prizes, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. In 2005, she won the T. S. Eliot Prize for Rapture. She was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009.
Friday 15 October 2010 @ 7.30pm at The Great Hall, Lancaster University