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

“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.


Transcript: U.S., U.K. Poets Laureate on Being Public Face for ‘Solitary Act’ Related: Levine Named Next U.S. Poet Laureate

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