About the Author
Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow and grew up in Stafford. She won the 1993 Whitbread Award for Poetry and the Forward Prize for Best Collection for Mean Time
. The World's Wife
received the E. M. Forster Award in America, while Rapture
won the T. S. Eliot Prize 2005. She is currently Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her most recent volumes are New and Collected Poems for Children
(2009) and The Bees
(2011), which won the Costa Poetry Award. She is Poet Laureate.