Carol Ann Duffy On Poetry

Carol Ann Duffy (December 23, 1955 -)

Poetry matters to people in this country; poetry is a place we can go to for comfort, celebration, when we’re in love, when we’re bereaved, and sometimes for events that happen to us as a nation. Poetry comes from the imagination, from memories, from experience, from events both personal and public, so I will be following the truth of that and I will write whatever needs to be written.