Carol Ann Duffy

One of my all time favorite fairy tale poems come from Carol Ann Duffy. Carol sharpens up the Riding Hood character and follows her as she survives and grows into her own power, in Little Red-Cap, still online at the Sarah E. Smith Blogspot site, Poem of the Week. This poem is part of a collection titled, The World’s Wife, (Picador, 1999). Here is a small sample:

“…What big eyes he had! What teeth!
In the interval, I made quite sure he spotted me,
sweet sixteen, never been, babe, waif, and bought me a drink,”

There’s also a great interview online by Barry Wood titled, “Carol Ann Duffy: The World’s Wife“, hosted by Sheer poetry.

Duffy, U.K. Poet Laureate of 2009, is currently listed as Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Carol Ann Duffy
Carol Ann Duffy
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