Poet Laureate postcards!
March 3, 2010
Postcards of four poems by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy are coming to Scottish libraries near you in March 2010, distributed freely by us! Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Premonitions’, ‘Oxfam’, ‘Big Ask’ and ‘Last Post’ have been designed by letter artist Stephen Raw, who is also designing the labels for Duffy’s laureate sherry bottles, and typographer Thomas Gravemaker. She said ‘I am delighted to begin this series of my Laureate poems on postcards in association with the Scottish Poetry Library. I think it’s a wonderfully fresh way of delivering poems to people, and I’m proud that it’s my home country doing it.’
They will also be distributed through libraries in Duffy’s home city of Manchester, and in London by the Poetry Café and the Poetry Library. You can pick your free postcards up from here, they’re completely free, and what’s more it’s quick, cheap and easy to do a little more with them, with your reading group/pals/pupils. Intrigued? Find out more in our Reading Room!