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Who is the current (as of 2013) Poet laureate of the United Kingdom?
1. Carol Ann Duffy
2. Andrew Motion
3. Ted Hughes
4. John Betjeman

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Carol Ann Duffy

The correct answer is Carol Ann Duffy.

  • The Poet laureate of the United Kingdom in the year 2013 was Carol Ann Duffy.
  • Carol Ann Duffy was appointed at the post of poet laureate in the year 2009 for a period of 10 years.

Some previous British Poet Laureates were - 

  • John Dryden (1668-1688)
  • Thomas Shadwell (1689-1692)
  • Nahum Tate (1692-1715)
  • Nicholas Rowe (1715-1718)
  • Laurence Eusden (1718-1730)
  • Colley Cibber (1730-1757)
  • William Whitehead (1757-1785)
  • Thomas Warton (1785-1790)
  • Henry James Pye (1790-1813)
  • Robert Southey (1813-1843)
  • William Wordsworth (1843-1850)
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1850-1892)
  • Alfred Austin (1896-1913)
  • Robert Bridges (1913-1930)
  • John Masefield (1930-1967)
  • Cecil Day-Lewis (1968-1972)
  • Sir John Betjeman (1972-1984)
  • Ted Hughes (1984-1998)
  • Andrew Motion (1999-2009)

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