Friday, May 01, 2009

Great News - Carol Ann Duffy is to be our next Poet Laureate!

If anyone can make poetry exciting and relevant to 21st century Britain it's Ms Duffy. She's long been a familiar name on the school syllabus which means she's well know amongst the young folk. Her poetry, for the most part, is direct, accessible, at times controversial and generally very popular. She's the breath of fresh air we need.
Plus I can't wait to read her royal poems!

7 comments:

Rachel Fox said...

First woman laureate and first Scot too according to the bbc news page just now. Is that right?
x

Frances said...

Brilliant - too be honest I'm a little surprised she accepted but I'm glad she did.

Frances said...

Sorry that should be 'to be honest' rather than 'too...'. Fingers working faster than brain. Not that that would be difficult in my case.

Dave King said...

I really didn't think she'd get it- so what do I know. Fantastic news, though. She spoke encouragingly about the post on the lunchtime news, I thought. I just wonder how she and the Queen will hit it off.

Sorlil said...

yes I think it is, rachel!

so am I frances, makes you wonder what she's planning!

I didn't think she would either, dave!

Dick said...

I'm encouraged by her statement that there is no binding requirement on her to write up the royals. Silence in that area and a good deal of trumpet blowing on behalf of poetry would make her the best yet, bar none.

Sorlil said...

oh, I really hope she does write some royal poems!