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!

One Response to “Poet Laureate postcards!”


  1. […] Douglas Dunn, whose line ‘Look to the living, love them, and hold on’ from ‘Disenchantments’ was projected onto the Castle Rock as part of the Carry a Poem campaign, and which provoked a chap to propose to his partner, read a snatch from that poem, saying ‘I hope they won’t blame me if it goes wrong!’ Of course the curtain was brought down by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, who read three poems, among them ‘Premonitions’, re-imagining her mother not dead, but youthful, alive. You can get a copy to keep, part of our collaborative Poet Laureate postcard series. […]


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