Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy
Mark Lawson meets the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, as she publishes The Bees, her new collection of poems.
Mark Lawson meets the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, as she publishes The Bees - her new collection of poems.
They discuss her love of the book as a physical object, how she writes from the body, and why now, when she starts to write a poem she always finishes it.
She reflects on the role of the Poet Laureate, and describes the impossibility of writing poetry after the death of her mother and the poem that resurrected her poetic ability.
She also talks about her love of football and the deal she's struck with David Beckham. Finally she explodes the myth of the Poet Laureate's "butt of sack".
Producer Ekene Akalawu.