About the event
Carol Ann Duffy and Friends, Kings Place, London. Poet in the City is delighted to present its annual celebration of poetry with the Poet Laureate. Carol Ann Duffy will be reading from her own work, including her 2011 collection The Bees, with interludes from musician John Sampson. She will also introduce two special guests selected from the leading voices in contemporary British poetry: Leontia Flynn and Ann Gray. Leontia Flynn was born in 1974 and lives in Belfast. Leontia's Profit and Loss was shortlisted for the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize. Ann Gray is a poet and editor based in Cornwall. Recent collections include the acclaimed At The Gate (2008) and The Man I Was Promised (2004). John Sampson is an Edinburgh-based professional musician, composer and actor. For more information visit: www.poetinthecity.co.uk or call 020 7520 1490.