Poet Laureate - they chose the wrong lady!

Discussion in 'Poetry Corner' started by Litotes, Jun 4, 2009.

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  1. As you all well know..., Carole Ann Duffy is the new Poet Laureate:

    Covered here.

    However, I have always held a candle for Pam Ayres who, I reckon, should have become Laureate.

    Here is Pam Ayres's contribution, in today's Telegraph, to the current political spat:

    Brilliant!

    Litotes
     
  2. You forgot the rohypnol
     
  3. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Carol Anne Duffy, described as ' a Glaswegian Lesbian'. Says it all really. The previous incumbents would be doing headsprings in their graves.
    Why is it neccessary to emphasise her sexuality.? If it were me, would it be ofah, the Cambridge deviant and gerbil botherer? The importance is in the role, and ability to do the task.
    Certainly Pam Ayres would be a much more popular choice, and more likely to produce poetry, and to support the Queen, which, after all, is the original remit of the holder.
     
  4. Pam is also an ex WRAF as I recall.

    Not sure if that's a plus or a minus though... :wink:

    CW

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  5. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Yep, she was WRAF and it seems a spook too, having worked for Mi6 as an agent for several years. So, eminently qualified to drink sherry and write nonsense.
     
  6. I remember 'staining' a WRAF uniform once in my youth... :twisted:

    CW

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  7. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    You should have removed it before having your breakfast.
     
  8. 'b-b-bruum - tish'... :p

    CW
     
  9. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    It should have been me for my now (sadly deleted) poems.
     
  10. Anyone that did GCSE English in the late early 2000's/late 90's (cant remember!) will remember Carol ******* Ann Duffy fondly...oh wait no, she's shit. Onions my arse!