I have piles of poetry books in the bathroom, on the stairs, everywhere. The only way to write poetry is to read it.
I grew up in a bookless house - my parents didn't read poetry, so if I hadn't had the chance to experience it at school I'd never have experienced it. But I loved English, and I was very lucky in that I had inspirational English teachers, Miss Scriven and Mr. Walker, and they liked us to learn poems by heart, which I found I loved doing.
Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you w...- Mark Twain
Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind i...- Virginia Woolf
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the f...- Vernon Cooper
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|Birth:||23rd December, 1955|
|Profession:||Playwright, Poet, Professor|
Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She 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, winner of a Scottish Arts Council Award and Mean Time, which won the Whitbread Poetry Award.
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