Carol Ann Duffy named new Poet Laureate

Carol Ann Duffy has succeeded Andrew Motion as Britain's Poet Laureate. She is the first woman - and the first Scot - appointed since the inception of the role under Charles II.

Katherine Viner (My Name is Rachel Corrie) is just one of her many fans, in literary circles and beyond. She wrote: "Her poems are accessible and entertaining, yet her form is classical, her technique razor-sharp. She is read by people who don't really read poetry, yet she maintains the respect of her peers. Reviewers praise her touching, sensitive, witty evocations of love, loss, dislocation, nostalgia; fans talk of greeting her at readings 'with claps and cheers that would not sound out of place at a pop concert'."

The Folio Society congratulates Carol Ann Duffy on her appointment - our editorial team have greatly enjoyed working with her on her recent introduction to George MacDonald's beloved children's book At The Back of the North Wind. You can link here to read the introduction in full; you can find out more about our edition by clicking here. Carol Ann Duffy is also writing the introduction to our forthcoming Folio Poetry Anthology, due out in late 2009.

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