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First Female Poet Laureate

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For 341 years, the poets laureate of Britain have all been male. That just changed with the appointment of Britain’s new poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Her work has been described as “dealing with the darkest turmoil and the lightest minutiae of everyday life.” The hosts discuss Duffy’s oddly jarring and sensuous poetry. Martha reads Carol Ann Duffy’s poem, “Glad,” along with several others. This is part of a complete episode.

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