Carol Ann Duffy

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Carol Ann Duffy writes poem paying tribute to England’s female footballers
We See You names pioneers of women’s game as well as Lionesses in ‘team talk’ sonnet

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

29, Nov, 2023 @5:02 PM

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Top 10: good sex in fiction
Never mind heaving bosoms and whimpering grunts, some writers – from Sally Rooney to DH Lawrence – depict genuine, sometimes graphic, intimacy in all its forms

Cleo Watson

19, Jul, 2023 @1:03 PM

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The World’s Wife review – Carol Ann Duffy’s poems come to vivid and vital musical life
Jorinde Keesmaat’s staging of Tom W Green’s reworked music-theatre piece is performed with fabulously assured authority by Lucia Lucas and the Ragazze Quartet

Andrew Clements

03, May, 2023 @12:34 PM

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Don’t write what you know, write what you feel: bestselling authors offer tips on World Book Day
Malorie Blackman advises budding authors to pick up on news stories, but Julia Donaldson warns of pitfalls – and Alan Moore says you should read terrible books as well as good ones

Sarah Shaffi

02, Mar, 2023 @3:43 PM

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Five men and one woman who took on impossible job – of poet laureate
Several of the poets appointed by, or inherited by the Queen, had to deal with public mockery. No wonder Philip Larkin turned down the role

Adam Newey

10, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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And did those feet: 10 walks inspired by famous poets
Matching rich verse with great scenery, these strolls follow in the footsteps of some of our greatest wordsmiths, from William Blake to Carol Ann Duffy

Kevin Rushby

03, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Empty Nest: Poems for Families, edited by Carol Ann Duffy review – the agony of absence
Fathers, mothers and grownup children reflect on leaving home and the ‘dance between closeness and distance’ in an outstanding anthology

Kate Kellaway

16, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘You can smell the sweat and hair gel’: the best nightclub scenes from culture
Writers and artists including Róisín Murphy, Tiffany Calver and Sigala on the art that transports them to the dancefloor during lockdown

Peter Bradshaw, Claire Armitstead, Keza MacDonald, Simran Hans, Ammar Kalia, Lanre Bakare, Lyndsey Winship, Alexis Petridis, Arifa Akbar, Aniefiok Ekpoudom and Jonathan Jones. Artist interviews by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Look, don't touch: what great literature can teach us about love with no contact
With our increased physical distance from each other, novels about forbidden touch and longing are more seductive than ever

Joanna Briscoe

22, May, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Carol Ann Duffy leads British poets creating 'living record' of coronavirus
Major names including Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay and father-and-son poets Ian and Andrew McMillan to document outbreak in verse

Alison Flood

20, Apr, 2020 @5:01 AM

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Frost Fair by Carol Ann Duffy review – icy perfection from a curator of cold
Duffy’s beguiling short ballad, illustrated by David De Las Heras, pithily explores London’s ‘Great Winter’ of 1683

Kate Kellaway

08, Dec, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Poem of the week: Vocation by Carol Ann Duffy
Subtly shifting imagery describes an elusive role, which may or may not be the poet’s own

Carol Rumens

03, Jun, 2019 @9:05 AM

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