Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, September 6, 2019 - 17:00

The British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace,
London 
SW1Y 5AH

Deryn Rees-Jones | Carol Ann Duffy: the legacy of the Laureateship, Conference

Deryn Rees-Jones is among the speakers at this conference which takes place at the close of the first, historic, UK Poet Laureateship held by a woman, the contemporary British poet, Carol Ann Duffy.  It evaluates forty-five years of Duffys' literary work in the light of ten years of her public engagement with the people of the United Kingdom and the world as the country’s literary figurehead. Deryn has just published her fifth poetry collection, Erato (Seren 2019) which is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. For further information about the conference and to book visit: www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk