An evening with Carol Ann Duffy and Ann Gray
For the first time since becoming Poet Laureate in 2009, Carol Ann Duffy, CBE, FRSL, will perform in Exeter, reading alongside fellow poet Ann Gray.
Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of The Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has written for both children and adults, and has received numerous awards, including the Signal Prize for Children’s Verse, the Whitbread and Forward Prizes, and the Lannan and EM Forster Prize in America. In 2005, she won the TS Eliot Prize for Rapture.
Ann Gray has an MA in Creative writing from the University of Plymouth. A poet and editor, her collections include At The Gate (Headland, 2008), The Man I Was Promised (Headland, 2004) and Painting Skin (Fatchance Press, 1995). Her poems have been selected for the Forward Prize Anthology in 1995 and 2008, she was commended for the National Poetry Competition, 2010 and was shortlisted for the 2013 Hippocrates prize.
Chair: Rachel McCarthy
Rachel McCarthy is poet, essayist, interviewer and broadcaster. She is Managing Director of ExCite Poetry, the Poetry Society Stanza for Devon.
VENUE: EXETER PHOENIX AUDITORIUM