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Age
65
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Distinctive Features
Hazel eyes...
She succeeded Andrew Motion as Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009...
Her children's poems are collected in "New & Collected Poems for Children" (2009)...
Multiple award winner for her poetry...
Residence
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
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University
Occupation
Poet & Poet Laureate, Professor, Playwright
Occupation Category
Claim to Fame
Mean Time & Standing Female Nude
Genre
Children's Poems
Year(s) Active
2009 > (Poet Laureate: succeeded Andrew Motion)
1984 > (Award: Eric Gregory Award)
1992 > (Award: Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors)
1989 > (Award: Dylan Thomas Award from the Poetry Society)
1995 > (Award: Lannan Literary Award from the Lannan Foundation (USA))
1999 > (Elected: Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (UK))
1995 > (Award: OBE in the 1995 Queen's Honours List for her services to literature)
2002 > (Award: CBE in the 2002 Queen's New Year's Honours List for her services to literature)
1996 > (Professor: at Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England)
2015 > (Award: Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to poetry)
Pets
Ella (daughter b.1995)
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