Quotes by Carol Ann Duffy

Dame Carol Ann Duffy DBE FRSL HonFBA HonFRSE is a British poet and playwright. She is a professor of contemporary poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in May 2009, resigning in 2019.

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The poem is a form of texting... it's the original text. It's a perfecting of a feeling in language - it's a way of saying more with less, just as texting is.

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You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what's in your heart.

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The poem is the literary form of the 21st century. It's able to connect young people in a deep way to language... it's language as play.

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I grew up in a bookless house - my parents didn't read poetry, so if I hadn't had the chance to experience it at school I'd never have experienced it. But I loved English, and I was very lucky in that I had inspirational English teachers, Miss Scriven and Mr. Walker, and they liked us to learn poems by heart, which I found I loved doing.

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I have piles of poetry books in the bathroom, on the stairs, everywhere. The only way to write poetry is to read it.

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