Elected: 2015
Discipline: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
Dame Carol Ann Duffy

Poet and Playwright

Dame Carol Ann Duffy is one of Britain's most distinguished poets. She was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 2009 on a fixed 10-year term, the first woman, openly LGBT person, and Scot to hold the position. She is currently Professor of Contemporary Poetry & Creative Director of the Manchester Writing School, Vice-President of the Poetry Society and an Arts Council Awards judge. She became a Dame in the 2015 New Year Honours.