Carol Ann Duffy
She studied philosophy at Liverpool University.
In 1996, she was appointed as a lecturer in poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University,
In 2009 she was appointed Poet Laureate (the first female poet to be so honoured).
Carol Ann Duffy lives in Didsbury, Manchester:
- "Now, she lives in the Manchester suburb of Didsbury, where she looks after her daughter Ella’s two spaniels, Lola and Scrumpy, while Ella is finishing her degree in English, education and drama at Cambridge." 
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- Alex Clark, "'No drugs on the bus': Carol Ann Duffy takes a road trip", The Guardian, 21 May 2016.