Carol Ann Duffy is a British poet and playwright and is currently Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has written many famous collections of poems and was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009.
Some of her most famous poetry collections include; Standing Female Nude, Selling Manhattan, Mean Time, and Rapture.
Duffy’s poetry are widely studied academically by students at GCSE, A Level and degree level, and feature within many English examinations.
Her themes include gender, oppression, feminism and violence which she writes about in a way accessible at all levels of academia.
Definitely another reason to be proud to be British.
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