Events & Conferences* Great Lives: Poet Laureate, Playwright, and Visiting Poetry Artist Carol Ann Duffy
Great Lives: Poet Laureate, Playwright, and Visiting Poetry Artist Carol Ann Duffy
5:30pm for 6:00pm lecture
Isaac Newton Lecture Theatre, Isaac Newton Building, Brayford Campus, University of Lincoln (map)

Poet Laureate, playwright and Visiting Poetry Artist at the University of Lincoln, Carol Ann Duffy will return to the University of Lincoln on the evening  of Thursday 16th November to read a selection of her works.

Carol Ann Duffy is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's poet laureate in May 2009. She is the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly LGBT person to hold the position. Her collections include Standing Female Nude (1985), winner of a Scottish Arts Council Award; Selling Manhattan (1987), which won a Somerset Maugham Award; Mean Time (1993), which won the Whitbread Poetry Award; and Rapture (2005), winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize. Her poems address issues such as oppression, gender, and violence, in an accessible language that has made them popular with our own students, schools and with the wider public alike making her a popular visitor to the University of Lincoln throughout the academic year.

This poetry reading is free and open to all members of the public, however booking is required via the form below. If you have any queries regarding this event please contact the Events Team on or by calling 01522 837100.


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The Great Lives series gives an insight into the achievements of leading influential figures and recognisable faces from backgrounds such as the arts, business and economics, politics, health and science as well as bringing more local leading Lecturers and Visiting Professors to the fore.

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