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    First female Poet Laureate named

    Carol Ann Duffy has been named as the new Poet Laureate, the first woman to be appointed in the 341-year history of the post.

    Duffy, 53, who takes over immediately from Andrew Motion and will serve 10 years in the position, says she will give the 5,750 annual payment away.

    The author, who is best known for her collection The World's Wife, is also the first Scot to be named Laureate.

    Duffy said she felt "very honoured and humbled" by her appointment.

    'Truly brilliant'

    The poet told BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour she had thought "long and hard" about taking the appointment.

    Holy crap talk about a long time coming.
    341 years
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    Re: First female Poet Laureate named

    I'm going to assume this is about the UK Poet Laureate?

    You know what no one likes? Poetry.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: First female Poet Laureate named

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    I'm going to assume this is about the UK Poet Laureate?

    You know what no one likes? Poetry.
    "That's what you think, sir.
    Poetry is truly great
    It is fun for all"


    A haiku.

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    Re: First female Poet Laureate named

    Are we sure Duffy's really a chick?
    I'm not sure after seeing her pic
    It has made me puke,
    Not Duchess, but Duke
    I would bet that this "chick" has a dick.

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    Last edited by Tucker Case; 05-01-09 at 12:14 PM.

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