Dymocks “Dead Poets Society”: Carol Ann Duffy featuring Alison Flett

Another living poet this month: Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy presented by Adelaide based poet Alison Flett. And as an added bonus Alison will also be touching on the work of a very connected poet, and also a Poet Laureate Jackie Kay.

Dymocks, Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Thursday, 20th July, 6:00 – 8:30pm

Free entry, book raffle, and a limited open mic where you can perform one poem from Carol Ann Duffy (or Jackie Kay) and one of your own influenced by the artist.

Dame Carol Ann Duffy DBE FRSL (born 23 December 1955) is a Scottish poet and playwright. She 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 in schools. – Wikipedia

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