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An Evening with Carol Ann Duffy

  • 18
  • Oct




Image of Carol Ann DuffyMichael J Woods


Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold, original voice in poetry since the publication of Standing Female Nude in 1985 – she has subsequently won every major poetry prize in the UK, served as British Poet Laureate and published books that have collectively sold more than one million copies. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry and Creative Director of The Manchester Writing School at MMU, and is a long-time resident of the city, so it’s fitting that we celebrate the launch of her first Collected Poems.

Drawing together in a single volume the best of eight collections spanning 30 years, alongside a handful of new poems, it’s a major event in the publishing world. Join us for this special evening, where Carol Ann will join author and journalist Rachel Cooke for a conversation about her writing and her passion for words, interspersed with readings of some favourite poems. This event is sponsored by Spinningfields.