Series 3
Printed material, 1970-2009
Boxes 16 - 20 and OP2-4

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of printed material relating to Carol Ann Duffy's literary career. The series contains material about specific works by Duffy and about Duffy's broader career achievements. Material dealing with specific works includes clippings, dust jackets and promotional material. Printed material pertaining to The World's Wife also contains a teaching study guide. There is also some sheet music for The Manchester Carols, for which Duffy co-wrote the music and lyrics. Material pertaining to Duffy's career includes clippings as well as promotional material for readings, commencement speeches, and other appearances. There are a large number of clippings documenting Duffy's selection as Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom. There is a small amount of material in the series, including clippings, programs, and promotional material, that was collected by Duffy.

All printed material pertaining to a specific work by Duffy is arranged together. Duffy published a number of poems separately in newspapers and other periodicals; where individual poems could be identified as belonging to a larger published collection, printed material relating to these poems has been filed with the other material pertaining to that collection. Where poems appear to have been written especially for appearance in a newspaper, a separate file has been created. Most of these stand-alone poems appeared in 2009 due to interest in Duffy's selection as Poet Laureate, and have to do with topics like contemporary British politics and British participation in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Duffy kept full issues of several magazines and catalogues in which articles about her poems or her career appeared. These items have been indicated in the finding aid, along with the pages containing relevant articles by or about Duffy.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Special restrictions apply: Printed or manuscript music in this collection that is still under copyright protection and is not in the Public Domain may not be photocopied or photographed. Researchers must provide written authorization from the copyright holder to request copies of these materials.

Printed material by and about Duffy
Box Folder Content
16 1 Adrian: Scotland Celebrates Adrian Mitchell [retrospective; poem "The Words of Poems" on pages 21-22], 2009
16 2 Another Night before Christmas, 2005
16 3 Answering Back, 2007
16 4 Anthology: English and English Literature, [study guide; poems on pages 32-38], 2004
16 5 "Atlas," no date
16 6 Attitude [magazine; article and poems "You," "At Ballynahinch," and "Leda" on pages 60-61], November 2009
16 7 Beasts and Beauties, 2004
16 8 "Big Ask," 2009
16 9 Carousel: The Guide to Children's Books, issue 24, [catalog; article on page 9], summer 2003
16 10 Casanova, 2007
16 11 Cavern of Dreams, 1983
16 12 Clippings about Carol Ann Duffy, 2002-2009 [1 of 5]
16 13 Clippings about Carol Ann Duffy, 2002-2009 [2 of 5]
16 14 Clippings about Carol Ann Duffy, 2002-2009 [3 of 5]
16 15 Clippings about Carol Ann Duffy, 2002-2009 [4 of 5]
17 1 Clippings about Carol Ann Duffy, 2002-2009 [5 of 5]
17 2 "Disgrace," no date
17 3 Doris the Giant, 2004
17 4 e: The A-level English Magazine, issue 02 [magazine; article on pages 32-34], 1998
17 5 "The Falling Soldier," 2008
17 6 Feminine Gospel, 2002
17 7 "Foreign," no date
17 8 Fortissimo! (Faber Music News) [magazine; article on page 32], autumn 2009
OP3 9 The Friends of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, set of signed festival posters featuring "Room" by Duffy, September 2000 [other poets featured include P.J. Kavanagh, Peter Porter and U.A. Fanthorpe]
17 9 The Good Child's Guide to Rock 'n' Roll, 2003
17 10 Grimm Tales, 1996
17 11 Hand in Hand, 2001
17 12 "How Emily Mercer (96) Grew Young," Poems for the Waiting Room, circa 2002
17 13 "Inside the Yurt," 2009
OP3 10 Laureation for the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, Heriot-Watt University, June 24, 2009
17 14 "Let It Be Cold," 2009
17 15 "A Liverpool Theatre,"2001
17 16 The Lost Happy Endings, 2006
OP3 11 The Lost Happy Endings, dust jacket, 2006 [2 copies]
17 17 Love Poems, 2009
17 18 "Love's Gesture," 2009
17 19 The Magic Flute, 2001
17 20 Malexia, issue 38 [magazine; article on pages 31-32], 2008
17 21 The Manchester Carols, music and lyrics by Carol Ann Duffy and Sasha Johnson Manning, 2005-2007 [1 of 2]
17 22 The Manchester Carols, music and lyrics by Carol Ann Duffy and Sasha Johnson Manning, 2005-2007 [2 of 2]
17 23 Mean Time, 1993
17 24 Meeting Midnight, 1999
17 25 Menu, Empire State South, February 21, 2015 [autographed by Duffy and other attendees at dinner following Duffy's poetry reading at Emory University]
18 1 "A Memory of Water: Hiraeth Y D?r," residential writing course materials, T? Newydd, Wales, April 6-11, 2009 [co-facilitator: Gillian Clarke]
18 2 MMU: The Newsletter of Manchester Metropolitan University, issues 111 [newsletter; article on page 03], 114 [newsletter; article on page 03], 2008-2009
18 3 More Grimm Tales, 1997
18 4 Mrs. Scrooge, 2009
18 5 New Books from Faber [catalog; article on page 103], July-December 2009
18 6 New Selected Poems, 2001-2004
18 7 The Oldest Girl in the World, 2000
18 8 The Other Country, 1990
18 9 Overheard on a Saltmarsh, 2004
18 10 "A Poem for the Fallen," 2009
OP2 3 Poems for Year of the Artist, 2000-2001
18 11 Poetry London, number 64 [magazine; poem "Scheherazade" on page 1], 2009
OP2 4 Poster, The Burns Banner, Scottish Poetry Library, 2009
OP2 5 Poster, "Celebrate National Poetry Day with Ottaker's and Faber," October 5, 2000
OP4 - Poster, "GCSE Poetry Live!," no date
OP3 12 Poster, Sefton Celebrates Writing, "Carol Ann Duffy the Poet Laureate with musician John Sampson," November 9-15, 2009
18 12 "Prayer," for horn in F and Soprano, music by Kate McGeoch, text by Carol Ann Duffy, 2003
18 13 Press release, Duffy appointment as Poet Laureate, May 1, 2009
18 14 The Princess's Blankets, 2009
18 15 Programs, appearances and readings, 2003-2009 [1 of 2]
18 16 Programs, appearances and readings, 2003-2009 [2 of 2]
18 17 Programs, graduations and convocations, 2002-2009
18 18 Promotional material, appearances and readings, 1990-2009
OP3 13 Promotional material, appearances and readings, 1994, 2004
OP3 144 Promotional material, "Chinatown" (contains handwritten note from "Stephen"), no date
19 1 Queen Munch and Queen Nibble, 2002
OP3 15 Queen Munch and Queen Nibble, no date
19 2 Rácz, István, "Carol Ann Duffy's Poetry" (from British and American Studies, volume 1, number 1), 1996
19 3 RadioTimes [magazine; poem "The Twelve Day of Christmas 2009" on pages 51-52], December 2009
19 4 Rapture, 2005-2006
19 5 Selling Manhattan, 1987
19 6 Signal, number 83 [magazine; article on pages 81-82], May 1997
19 7 Signal, number 95 [magazine; article on pages 79-85], May 2001
19 8 Stafford Girls' High School Magazine [school publication; poem "Fleshweathercock" on pages 24-25], 1970
19 9 Standing Female Nude, 1985
19 10 The Stolen Childhood, 2003
19 11 Take My Husband, 1982
19 12 Time's Tidings, 1999
19 13 To the Moon, 2009
19 14 "Toby," 2004
19 15 Underwater Farmyard, 2003
19 16 "Virgil's Bees," 2009
19 17 "Wheee!" 1987
19 18 A Woman's Guide to Gambling, 2001
19 19 The World's Wife, 1999-2003 [1 of 3]
19 20 The World's Wife, 1999-2003 [2 of 3]
19 21 The World's Wife, 1999-2003 [3 of 3]
Other printed material
19 22 Beaton, Helen, poems from The Professional Engineer-Poet, Men, & Other Matters, no date
19 23 Clippings, 2004-2008
20 1 Friends: A Newsletter from St. Ann Hospice, autumn 2009
20 2 "Full Moon," translated by William Ellery Leonard, and "The Morning Glory," translated by Helen Waddell, no date
20 3 Programs, festivals and events, 1999-2009
20 4 Promotional material, 1983-2009
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