One Duffy poem that haunted me was "Salome" which begins (from memory, so probably with error), "She's done it before and she'll do it again." It is a remarkable poem in word play and general playfulness around a solemn subject.
In her interview with Charlotte Higgens in the Guardian she expressed joy at being able to represent women who have revolutionized poetry over the last forty years.
Rachel Cooke, "'I still haven't written the best I can,'" Observer (May 3, 2009).
Charlotte Higgens, "Carol Ann Duffy: 'A celebration of great women poets' Guardian (May 1, 2009).
Sarah Lyall, "After 341 Years, British Poet Laureate is a Woman," New York Times (May 1, 2009).