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Dame Carol Ann Duffy DBE (born 23 December 1955) is a Scottish poet and playwright. She was born in the Gorbals, Glasgow and moved to Stafford when she was six.[1] On 1 May 2009 she was appointed Britain's poet laureate. She is the first female British poet laureate, as well as being the first Scottish and first openly LGBT one.[2] She was awarded an OBE in 1995, a CBE in 2002, and was made a dame (DBE) in 2015.


  1. Encycolpaedia Britannica
  2. The rhyme and reason for our first female laureate