When you have a child, your previous life seems like someone else's. It's like living in a house and suddenly finding a room you didn't know was there, full of treasure and light.
Quote by Carol Ann Duffy
Carol Ann Duffy Quotes
I write quite a lot of sonnets, and I think of them almost as prayers:...
I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.
I think the dangers are different now. Our abuse of the planet and our resources...
It's always good when women win things in fiction because it tends to be more...
Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas, and there's...
I'll be left writing picture books and fairy tales.
Poets deal in writing about feelings and trying to find the language and images for...
Like the sand and the oyster, it's a creative irritant. In each poem, I'm trying...
Between 9am and 3pm is when I work most intensely.
My prose is turgid, it just hasn't got any energy.
Poetry and prayer are very similar.
Edinburgh is my favourite city. We'll be doing a lot of children's theatre and galleries.
I write in that space between Ella's childhood and mine. I know it all sounds...
Every day is a gift with a child, no matter what problems you have.