Ritual Lighting

Laureate Poems

Carol Ann Duffy

Illustrated by Stephen Raw.

Carol Ann Duffy has been Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom since May 2009. In her first five years, she has written brilliant, challenging, lyrical and relevant poetry about people, places and significant moments, past and present. From Chaucer to Shakespeare, from Valentine's Day to Christmas Eve, from the industrial cities to the White Cliffs of Dover, this selection of her public poems celebrates our nation and its rituals.

Beautifully illuminated by Stephen Raw – a wonderful textual artist who recreates words, lines and poems in the most elegant and sumptuous form – Ritual Lighting is published alongside 'Poetry for the Palace: From Dryden to Duffy', a major exhibition of Laureates' manuscripts from the Royal Collection. Held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, the exhibition also showcases a selection of Stephen's original artwork and runs from August to November 2014.

Ritual Lighting marks the half-way point of Carol Ann Duffy's Laureateship and is a stunning gift book from Britain's most popular poet.

Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 978144727450601
Published: 10/09/2014

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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