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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. ...read more.


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 for The Other Country, and she also received a second Scottish Arts Council Book Award. * She was the poetry critic for The Guardian from 1988 to 1989. * She won the Cholmondeley Award in 1992. ...read more.


Her daughter, Ella, was born in 1995. She later moved to Manchester in 1996 where she took a part-time lecturing job at Manchester Metropolitan University teaching creative writing to postgraduate students. This made her a public figure and many newspaper articles were written about her. She wrote a poem for the Trades Union Congress conference in September 1999. She was awarded a grant of �75000 over a five-year period in October 2000 by the National Lottery. She also presented poetry on BBC Radio 4. Carol Ann Duffy met another poet, Jackie Kay in the early 1990s. They now live together in Manchester, in the suburb of West Didsbury. Carol Ann Duffy has been highly regarded for many of her love poems. 30/04/07 Page 1 of 2 By Kushal Sharma 10A ...read more.

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