Popular quotes of famous Poet Carol Ann Duffy
It’s always good when women win things in fiction because it tends to be more male-dominated, unlike poetry, which is more equal.
I write quite a lot of sonnets, and I think of them almost as prayers: short and memorable, something you can recite.
Every day is a gift with a child, no matter what problems you have.
Like the sand and the oyster, it’s a creative irritant. In each poem, I’m trying to reveal a truth, so it can’t have a fictional beginning.
Between 9am and 3pm is when I work most intensely.
Poets deal in writing about feelings and trying to find the language and images for intense feelings.
Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas, and there’s no way I’d do anything to undermine that belief.
I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.
I write in that space between Ella’s childhood and mine. I know it all sounds a bit sinister.
I think the dangers are different now. Our abuse of the planet and our resources is an anxiety.
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