Carol Ann Duffy – I grew up in a…

I grew up in a bookless house – my parents didn’t read poetry, so if I…


“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.”
-Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy – If I felt, in the…

If I felt, in the event of a royal wedding, inspired to write about people…


“If I felt, in the event of a royal wedding, inspired to write about people coming together in marriage or civil partnership, I would just be grateful to have an idea for the poem. And if I didn’t, I’d ignore it.”
-Carol Ann Duffy