Carol Ann Duffy Named UK Poet Laureate

Actually, she's their first woman poet laureate. Nice of you all to join us, Britain, in that magical layer of the multiverse wherein even teh ladeez can write amazing pomes!

Case in point:


This is the word tightrope. Now imagine
a man, inching across it in the space
between our thoughts. He holds our breath.

There is no word net.

You want him to fall, don't you?
I guessed as much; he teeters but succeeds.
The word applause is written all over him.

- Carol Ann Duffy


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