Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy is considered to be one of the most significant contemporary British writers. She is recognized for her straightforward, unrelenting approach to gender issues, and masterful use of the dramatic monologue. She’s the first woman and first openly LGBTQ person to hold the position. She is known for her poems that address gender, violence, and feminism. Read more about Carol Ann Duffy.

Some of Duffy’s most famous poems include Death of a Teacher, Last Post, Wintering, Mean Time, and War Photographer.


Duffy’s ‘Teacher’ is about a teacher whose teaching has the power to infuse life into the mundane and dry figures of the book. This piece is written in admiration and love for her teaching.

Teacher by Carol Ann Duffy Visual Representation

The Darling Letters

‘The Darling Letters’ by Carol Ann Duffy describes the way love letters transition from being full of devotion, to containing nothing by recriminations. 

The Good Teachers

‘The Good Teachers’ by Carol Ann Duffy describes the school life of a young girl who has strong opinions about which teachers are good and which are not.

War Photographer

‘War Photographer’ by Carol Ann Duffy is an interesting poem. It depicts the unrest in the world from a photographer’s perspective.

Warming Her Pearls

‘Warming Her Pearls’ by Carol Ann Duffy is a poem in which a servant girl reveals her love for her mistress, as she describes wearing her pearls throughout the day.


‘Write’ by Carol Ann Duffy is a celebration of love and the power that writing has to depict and understand its emotional intensity. 


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