Mean Time

3.94 based on 306 ratings & 10 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 23.05.2013
ISBN: 9781447250654
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

In her prize-winning fourth collection, Mean Time, Carol Ann Duffy dramatizes scenes from childhood, adolescence and adulthood, finding moments of grace or consolation in memory, love and language amid the complexities of life. These are powerful poems of loss, betrayal and desire.

In the media

Carol Ann Duffy is one of the freshest and bravest talents to emerge in British poetry - any poetry - for years. Her project is both subtle and experimental... a contemporary woman poet whose poetic register reaches all the way from a subversive eroticism to a self-conscious regionalism...This new book contains wonderful poems, which extend her lyric range.
Independent
Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time
Guardian
Duffy is magnificent, grounded, heartfelt, dedicated to the notion that poetry can give us the music of life itself
Scotsman