Carol Ann Duffy
One of the English language’s best-loved living poets arrays before us here, in chronological order, her favourites among her poems on the theme of love, drawing on work written over four decades, and she adds to her selection one new poem. It makes for a sequence that is sensual, stimulating, irresistible.
Wonderful . . . a poet alert to every sound and shape of language
Duffy is magnificent, grounded, heartfelt, dedicated to the notion that poetry can give us the music of life itself
Carol Ann Duffy is arguably the nation’s favourite living poet
Jeanette Winterson, author of Frankissstein