Carol Ann Duffy, the first lesbian Scottish woman (HA!), was named as the new UK Poet Laureate. Congratulations!
Carol Ann Duffy has been named as the new Poet Laureate, the first woman to be appointed in the 341-year history of the post.Via BBC
Duffy, 53, who takes over immediately from Andrew Motion and will serve 10 years in the position, says she will give the £5,750 annual payment away.
The author, who is best known for her collection The World's Wife, is also the first Scot to be named Laureate.
Duffy said she felt "very honoured and humbled" by her appointment.
Carol Ann Duffy Bio at Contemporary Writers.
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