Released on 01 January 2015.
T. S. Eliot Prize
Forward Prize for Poetry Best Collection
With an introduction by Jeanette Winterson
This unique collection of poems from the Poet Laureate, filled with her characteristic wit, is a feminist classic and a modern take on age-old mythology.
Who? Him. The Husband. Hero. Hunk.The Boy Next Door. The Paramour. The Je t'adore.
Behind every famous man is a great woman - and from the quick-tongued Mrs Darwin to the lascivious Frau Freud, from the adoring Queen Kong to the long-suffering wife of the Devil himself, each one steps from her counterpart's shadow to tell her side of the story in this irresistible collection.
Original, subversive, full of imagination and quicksilver wit, The World's Wife is Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at her beguiling best.
Carol Ann Duffy
In honour of International Women’s Day 2018, we’ve put together a collection of female writers who never fail to inspire us, along with a recommended reading list.
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy discusses her first encounters with poetry and shares the poems that she loved as a teenager.