Carol Ann Duffy was born on 23 December, 1955 and is a Scottish poet and playwright. Britain’s first female and openly LGBT Poet Laureate, she was given the position in May, 2009.
Her 2005 collection Rapture won the T.S. Eliot Prize and 1993’s Mean Time won the Whitbread Poetry Award. Her poems address issues including oppression, gender and violence. She now lives in Manchester.