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British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy To Do Reading At Emory

Writer and poet Carol Ann Duffy poses for photographs at John Rylands Library in Manchester, England, Friday, May 1, 2009, after being named as Britain's poet laureate - the first woman to hold a post that has been filled by William Wordsworth, Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Ted Hughes. A witty and popular writer whose work is widely taught in British schools, Duffy is also the first openly gay laureate.  Duffy said she had thought "long and hard" before accepting the job, which now has a 10-year term.(AP Photo/Paul Thomas)
Writer and poet Carol Ann Duffy poses for photographs at John Rylands Library in Manchester, England, Friday, May 1, 2009, after being named as Britain's poet laureate - the first woman to hold a post that has been filled by William Wordsworth, Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Ted Hughes. A witty and popular writer whose work is widely taught in British schools, Duffy is also the first openly gay laureate. Duffy said she had thought "long and hard" before accepting the job, which now has a 10-year term.(AP Photo/Paul Thomas)
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A British poet laureate is scheduled to give a free reading at Emory this weekend.

The university says award-winning Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy will give a free reading at Glenn Auditorium on the school’s campus Saturday at 4 p.m. No tickets are required, but seating is limited in the auditorium.

Books will be available for purchase, and a signing event will be held immediately after the reading.

Her books of poetry include: “The Bees,” published in 2011; “Rapture,” published in 2005 and winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize; “Standing Female Nude,” her first collection, which was published in 1985 and won the Scottish Arts Council Award; “Mean Time,” published in 1993 and winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award and the Forward Poetry Prize.

Duffy is the first woman to hold the position of British poet laureate. 

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