Carol Ann Duffy and Philip Levine, U.K. and U.S. Poets Laureate, on Being Public Face for ‘Solitary Act’

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“A poet should be private and invisible,” says U.K. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, “This is a different way of being a poet, to be laureate.” Meanwhile, “I think we witness things, but are not witnessed,” says U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine. They reflect with Jeffrey Brown on having very public roles as private poets.


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Carol Ann Duffy and Philip Levine

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“A poet should be private and invisible,” says U.K. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, “This is a different way of being a poet, to be laureate.” Meanwhile, “I think we witness things, but are not witnessed,” says U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine. They reflect with Jeffrey Brown on having very public roles as private poets.


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