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Royal Rhymes with Reason July 26, 2013: With Carol Ann Duffy on an ill (or perfectly)-timed vacation, there hasn't been an official poem written for the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. But thanks to the Guardian, the good people of Great Britain have stepped up to the plate: So far there's no sign of an ode from the poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. [...] by

Carol Ann Duffy Responds to Bishops’ Vote November 21, 2012: From the London Evening Standard: Is there to be schism between the Church of England and the Poet Laureate? Carol Ann Duffy was giving a recital at Southwark Cathedral last night, just hours after the bid to allow women to be bishops fell at the final hurdle, and she made her displeasure felt. “She was clearly riled,” said [...] by

Carol Ann Duffy on the Importance of Sylvia Plath November 5, 2012: Carol Ann Duffy was tasked with editing a new selected poems by Sylvia Plath. Over at the Guardian, she reflects on why Plath has been important to her throughout her writing career and why Plath is important to poetry in general. Duffy writes: Although she had published her first collection, The Colossus and Other Poems, in 1960, and [...] by

Thresholds Matches 10 UK Poets with Museums and Collections Across Cambridge University November 5, 2012: UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy announces a new project, Thresholds. From The Guardian: A new project, Thresholds, is matching 10 major UK poets with museums and collections across Cambridge University, with the writers each commissioned to compose a poem inspired by the exhibits at their institution. Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy [...] by

Carol Ann Duffy Shares PEN/Pinter Prize with Syrian Writer October 10, 2012: Carol Ann Duffy, the British poet laureate, will share her PEN/Pinter prize with Syrian writer Samar Yazbek. Yazbek, who is currently living in exile, is the author of Woman in the Crossfire, a book about her experiences in the early stages of the Syrian uprising. The 42-year-old journalist and novelist, who had voiced support for the [...] by

Carol Ann Duffy Writing a Ballet August 14, 2012: From The Guardian: The poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, is writing her first ballet, based on the classic fairytale of Rapunzel – and has promised to put back the darkness and terror left out of recent sugary visions of pink princesses with long golden hair. "Fairy tales are strange and familiar, frightening and reassuring, and [...] by

Duffy’s Anthology, “Jubilee Lines,” Becomes the Ultimate Workday Distraction July 19, 2012: Faber and Faber, The Arts Council England, BBC, and The Space have teamed up with poet Carol Ann Duffy to create the most addictive poetry website yet. In celebration of the Queen's Jubilee, Duffy selected poems from the past 60 years for an anthology published by Faber and Faber. At 60 Years in 60 Poems, they are presented in written and [...] by

Titian Poems Revealed: Work by Heaney, Shapcott, Paterson, Armitage, and More July 17, 2012: A few weeks ago, we pointed out a British exhibition in which dancers, musicians, and poets celebrate the 16th-century Italian painter Titian. Today, Granta posted a series of poems from Metamorphosis by Jo Shapcott, George Szirtes, Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy, Lavinia Greenlaw, Seamus Heaney and Don Paterson. All poems are accompanied by [...] by

Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage and More to Celebrate Renaissance Artist Titian July 3, 2012: In an exciting marriage of art, dance, music, and poetry, the London Ballet and the National Gallery have joined forces with notable poets to celebrate Titian, a 16th-century Italian painter. Fourteen poets, including Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, and Simon Armitage, were selected by a panel led by A.S. Byatt. Each composed short poems [...] by

Carol Ann Duffy to be among the Queen’s Barge May 30, 2012: Royal Barge, that is. See this article from Monsters and Critics: The monarch - who is celebrating 60 years on the throne this year - has opted against inviting politicians and foreign dignitaries to join her and Prince Philip on the Spirit of Chartwell boat for the river procession on Sunday (03.06.12), which will include 1,000 vessels [...] by