5 Questions: Carol Ann Duffy
This article is from 2009.
Glasgow-born Carol Ann Duffy may be a tad busy being Britain’s Poet Laureate at the moment, but she still found time to answer our 5 Questions
5 things that inspire you the most
My daughter, Ella, who is just 14. Meeting other poets and reading poetry in general. My lovely friends. Travelling (preferably by train!) and spending time in different places. Spending time in Ireland and in Italy when I can.
4 reasons why people should go and see your Fringe show, The Princess’ Blankets
To see and hear the amazing talents of musician John Sampson. To listen to new poems and a whole new fairytale. To go to an event as a family. To find out what makes the Princess stop feeling so cold!
3 best things about poetry
You can learn it by heart. It can make you laugh or cry. It can change the way you see things.
2 words that best describe your writing style
1 word that sums up how you feel about performing at the Fringe
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 556 9579, 15–24 Aug, 1pm, £7.50 (£5).