Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Poet Laureate

The new Poet Laureate in the UK is Carol Ann Duffy - the first woman to hold the post in 341 years.  There's a New York Times article here.  (And read all the way to the end to chuckle about the sherry).  Interview from The Guardian here.   Blog entry from The Guardian here, arguing that her work is more important than her gender.
From an education point of view, if the name rings a bell, it might be because of the recent controversy over one of her poems.  Education for Leisure.  Read all about that, and read the poem, in an article from The Guardian, here.
Cheers, Ruth

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