Dame Carol Ann Duffy(1955-), Poet Laureate
Sitter in 2 portraits
Poet, playwright and children's writer, Glasgow born Duffy read philosophy at Liverpool University. The success of her first poetry collection Standing Female Nude (1985) was followed by award-winning collections including Selling Manhattan (1988), Mean Time (1993) and Rapture (2005). She was awarded an OBE in 1995 and a CBE in 2001. Duffy is the country's twentieth Poet Laureate, succeeding Andrew Motion on 1 May 2009.
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