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Monday, May 4, 2009

First female British poet laureate appointed

It's second time lucky for Carol Ann Duffy, who was reliably rumored to be in strong contention back in 1999, when Andrew Motion was given the job.

Will she enjoy it? That is another matter for contention. Prominent names have ventured the opinion that the post is more stultifying than inspiring.
So, the best of luck to the new voice of verse.

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