Out on 17 February 2022

Empty Nest

Carol Ann Duffy

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17 February 2022
9781529028690
128 pages
Synopsis

‘Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time’ - Guardian

In this stunning anthology of ninety nine modern and classic poems, Carol Ann Duffy delves into the powerful and unique bond between parent and child. Empty Nest contemplates growing old, the love of a parent, the everyday of family life, as well as poems that explore darker terrains – grief, loss and estrangement. Some of our favourite poets are collected here, such as Elizabeth Bishop, Jackie Kay, Simon Armitage, Shakespeare, Imtiaz Dharker, Seamus Heaney and Don Paterson.

These poems are by turns wry, moving, profound, funny, melancholic and wise; they will console and comfort those suddenly facing a house that may be much cleaner, but is also much quieter, than it once was. There is something here for every reader to treasure.

‘Wonderful . . . a poet alert to every sound and shape of language’ - Telegraph

Wonderful . . . a poet alert to every sound and shape of language

Telegraph

Duffy is magnificent, grounded, heartfelt, dedicated to the notion that poetry can give us the music of life itself

Scotsman

Carol Ann Duffy is arguably the nation’s favourite living poet

Jeanette Winterson, author of Frankissstein