The Wilfred Owen Association are honoured to announce that the Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy, has accepted the Wilfred Owen Poetry Award for 2016. She will be appearing at the Gateway, Shrewsbury, on Saturday 26th November 2016, to receive the Award and to present her tribute, in this centenary year, to the abiding memory of the Great War.
Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson - her favourite court musician – will bring over an hour of light and shade, reflection and laughter to Shrewsbury. Carol Ann will read from her acclaimed collections, remembering the Last Post, the Christmas Truce and other works, including The World’s Wife and The Bees.
Lucid, honest and accessible, her writing explores both everyday experience and our inner worlds in deceptive, profoundly resonant poems. Alongside the words, John Sampson takes us on a virtuoso tour through musical highlights of the past 500 years - played on a fascinating collection of period and modern instruments.
Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson have collaborated for over thirteen years.