Carol Ann Duffy Context

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  • Duffy Context
    • influenced by Robert Browning + T.S Eliot
      • dramatic monologues for previously unheard voices
    • born in Glasgow in 1955
    • poet laureate in 2009
    • went to Roman Catholic primary schools
      • 'The Good Teachers'
      • 'Prayer'
    • influenced by Philip Larkin
      • "unlike him I laugh, nay sneer, in the face of death
    • 'Mean Time' = published in 1993
    • first openly LGBTQ+ poet laureate
    • moved to Stafford aged 6
      • 'Stafford Afternoons'
    • 12 year relationship with Adrian Henri
      • met when she was 16 and he was 39
    • studied philosophy at Liverpool University
    • influenced by William Wordsworth
      • modern + accessible language
    • began relationship with Jackie Kay in 1995

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