Carol Ann Duffy

Poet Laureate

Poet, playwright and children's writer. Current Poet Laureate, collections  include Selling Manhattan, Mean Time and Rapture.


I shall be represented analytically and hung In great museums. The bourgeoisie will coo

From ‘Standing Female Nude’ in Standing Female Nude (London: Anvil Press Poetry, 1985)


I lived in a kind of fizzing hope. Gargling with Vimto. The clever smell of my satchel. Convent girls.

From ‘The Captain of the 1964 Top of the Form Team’ in Mean Time (London: Anvil Press Poetry, 1993)


Dame Carol Ann Duffy
by Peter Everard Smith
C-type colour print, August 2005
NPG x134329
© Peter Everard Smith