Selling Manhattan

3.84 based on 41 ratings & 5 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 20.10.2016
ISBN: 9781509824984
Number of pages: 80

Synopsis

The poems in Carol Ann Duffy's highly praised second collection range from the dramatic monologues for which she is noted, to love poems, which she writes, Robert Nye remarked, 'as if she were the first to do so'.

In the media

Accessible and entertaining, yet her form is classical, her technique razor-sharp. She is read by people who don't really read poetry, yet she maintains the respect of her peers. Reviewers praise her touching, sensitive, witty evocations of love, loss, dislocation, nostalgia; fans talk of greeting her at readings 'with claps and cheers that would not sound out of place at a rock concert.
Guardian
Duffy is magnificent, grounded, heartfelt, dedicated to the notion that poetry can give us the music of life itself
Scotsman