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The poem is the literary form of the 21st century. It's able to connect young people in a deep way to language... it's language as play.

Carol Ann Duffy

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"He gave me confidence" Carol Ann Duffy said "he was great. Her third "The Twelve Days of Christmas 2009" addresses current events such as species extinction the climate change conference in Copenhagen the banking crisis and the war in Afghanistan. Poet laureate
In her first poem as poet laureate Duffy tackled the scandal over British MPs expenses in the format of a sonnet.

She is the first woman the first Scot and the first openly LGBT person to hold the position. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University and was appointed Britain's poet laureate in May 2009.

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