Love Poems

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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

About 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 of the United Kingdom in 2009. In 2011 The Bees won the Costa Poetry Award, and in 2012 she won the PEN Pinter Prize. She was made a DBE in the 2015 New Year Honours list.

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Books by Carol Ann Duffy

New Selected Poems
New Selected Poems
The King of Christmas
The King of Christmas
Queen Munch and Queen Nibble
Queen Munch and Queen Nibble
Standing Female Nude
Standing Female Nude
Selling Manhattan
Selling Manhattan
Off The Shelf
Off The Shelf
The Skipping-Rope Snake
The Skipping-Rope Snake
Collected Poems
Collected Poems
The Wren-Boys
The Wren-Boys
Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday
Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday
Ritual Lighting
Ritual Lighting
Bethlehem
Bethlehem
Mean Time
Mean Time
101 Poems for Children Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy: A Laureate's Choice
101 Poems for Children Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy: A Laureate's Choice
Wenceslas
Wenceslas
The Bees
The Bees
The Other Country
The Other Country
The Christmas Truce
The Christmas Truce
Another Night Before Christmas
Another Night Before Christmas
Rapture
Rapture
The World's Wife
The World's Wife
Feminine Gospels
Feminine Gospels
Mrs Scrooge
Mrs Scrooge
To the Moon
To the Moon
Answering Back
Answering Back
Hand in Hand
Hand in Hand

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Happy World Book Night!

Happy World Book Night!

20 April 2016

Pan Macmillan is delighted that books by Lucy Diamond, Ann Cleeves and Carol Ann Duffy are amongst this year’s World Book Night titles. 

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