THE PUBLIC POET
Carol Ann Duffy was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009. In her much-loved work, she is a great celebrant and her new poem to mark the Charleston Festival’s 25th Anniversary will be revealed tonight for the first time. She will also read from across the range of her work, including from her latest collection, The Bees, which won the Costa Poetry Award and contains ‘Last Post’ (written for the oldest surviving soldiers of the First World War), and from 1914, Poetry Remembers, which features her tribute to Wilfred Owen. Her other award-winning collections include Mean Time; The World’s Wife and Rapture.
Supported by The University of Sussex