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Love Poems

Carol Ann Duffy

Whether writing of longing or seduction, of passion, adultery, or simple, everyday acts of love, Carol Ann Duffy perfectly captures the truth of each experience. Love Poems contains some of her most popular poems and, always imaginative, heartfelt and direct, displays all the eloquence and skill that have made her one of the foremost poets of her time.

‘Mysterious yet accessible; both truthful and beautiful; this selection is a paean to the power of love and of language’s ability to capture it’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Carol Ann Duffy is a poet who covers the stormy waterfront of desire, devotion and despair . . . from distant yearning to wild new passion through absence, boredom and infidelity, to break-ups, grief and solitude . . . As always, she manages the rare feat of building on traditions, forebears, allusions while stirring and shaking the emotions with muscular, unpretentious force’ Independent

Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 978033051272501
Published: 02/09/2010

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has written for both children and adults, and her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitbread, Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. She was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009. In 2011 The Bees won the Costa Poetry Award, and in 2012 she won the PEN Pinter Prize. She was appointed DBE in 2015. Author photograph © Michael Woods.

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