Carol Ann Duffy
Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow on 23rd. December 1965 .she is
widely commended as Britain's leading female poet. She has studied
philosophy at Liverpool University.
Her mother was Mary Black, an Irish. And her father was called Frank
Duffy. She has four younger brothers.
She attended St Austin Roman Catholic Primary School, Stafford from
1962 to 1967, after which she attended St Joseph's convent school,
Stafford. She was encouraged in poetry by her teacher June Scriven.
She decided that she was going to be a poet at the age of 14.
At the age of 16 she met a 39-year-old Liverpool poet Adrian Henri and
they started going out together.
When she was 18, She had her first pamphlet of poems, Fleshweathercock,
published by Outposts in 1973.
In 1977 she graduated with a BA honours degree in philosophy. She was
influenced by the writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein during her studies.
After graduating she worked for Granada Television.
In 1981 she moved to London where she lived until 1995. In the early
1980s she took up freelance writing, and she held a C. Day Lewis
Fellowship that enabled her to work as a writer.
Her future achievements are:
· She won first prize in the National Poetry Competition with Whoever
She Was, and the Greenwich Poetry Competition with Words of Absolution,
and she received a Scottish Arts Council Award for Standing Female
Nude in 1983.
· She received the Eric Gregory Award in 1984.
· She received the 1988 Somerset Maugham Award from the Society of
Authors for Selling Manhattan.
· She received the Dylan Thomas Award in 1989...