Carol Ann Duffy

22nd March 2010 19:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, N1 9AG
As well as reading from her own work Carol Ann Duffy used this fantastic event to introduce audiences to some of her favourite contemporary British poets.

The poets introduced by Carol Ann Duffy were

Sarah Maguire who trained as a gardener after leaving school early before attending university and becoming a full-time poet and broadcaster. She is the founder and director of the Poetry Translation Centre which opened in 2004;

Daljit Nagra, a British poet whose poems relate to the experience of British-born Indians, and often employ language that imitates the English spoken by immigrants whose first language is Punjabi, which some have termed 'Punglish'; and

Imtiaz Dharker, a poet born in Lahore to Pakistani parents who describes herself as a "Scottish Muslim Calvinist" and is also a documentary film maker and illustrator.

There was also music from John A Sampson, an Edinburgh-based professional musician, composer and actor. His brand of musical comedy and cabaret is held in great affection, and his classical and jazz performance skills are highly regarded.
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