Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2001


In the world of British poetry, Carol Ann Duffy, is a superstar. Readers love her from critics such as Sean O’Brien, who calls her "the representative poet of the present day" to students who study Mean Time, her majestic 1993 collection, as a set-text. Her poems are accessible and entertaining, yet her form is classical, her technique razor-sharp. She is read by people who don’t often read poetry and she maintains the respect of her peers. Reviewers praise her touching, sensitive, witty evocations of love, loss, dislocation, nostalgia; fans talk of greeting her at readings "with claps and cheers that would not sound out of place at a pop concert". She plays a mean game of poker, watches football (supports Liverpool) and Coronation Street.

Saturday June 23, 8.00 Hebden Bridge Picture House