Carol Ann Duffy (b. 1955) is the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, having held the position since 2009. She is the first woman, first Scot and first LGBT person ever appointed to this role.
Her poems often deal with themes of gender, oppression, and violence. She has won many prestigious awards over the years, such as the Whitbread Poetry Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize.