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  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Anvil Press Poetry; New edition edition (19 April 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0856462896
  • ISBN-13: 978-0856462894
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,368,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 and Forward Prizes, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. In 2005, she won the T. S. Eliot Prize for Rapture. In 2009, she was appointed Poet Laureate.

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'A slim volume like few that have been published recently: urgent, packed with future classics - a book that proclaims that poetry is alive. Be in there early'Peter Forbes, The Guardian'Her perfect pitch and subtle sense of rhythm tap the roots of memory and consciousness to profound effect'Dennis O'Driscoll, Poetry Review

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Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow in 1955. Her awards include first prize in the 1983 National Poetry Competition; three Scottish Arts Council Book Awards; Eric Gregory, Somerset Maugham and Dylan Thomas Awards in Britain and a 1995 Lannan Literary Award in the USA. In 1993 she received the Forward Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award for her acclaimed fourth collection 'Mean Time'. The anthologies she has edited include 'Anvil New Poets 2' and two for teenagers, 'I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine' and 'Stopping for Death'. Her 'Selected Poems' is published by Penguin; her most recent collections 'The World's Wife' and 'Feminine Gospels' are published by Picador.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eileen Shaw TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 July 2012
Format: Paperback
Which other country? At first I thought she meant childhood, but I came to see the meaning as different kinds of memory. Several kinds as she introduces the country to immigrants in `Translating the English 1989' a poem oddly in line with one called `Poet For Our Times' where:
"You do not have to be an educator
Just bang the words down like they're screaming `Fire'
CECIL-KEAYS ROW SHOCK TELLS EYETIE WAITER.
ENGLAND FAN CALLS WHINGEING FROG A LIAR."

But there are two poems in this collection that felt so poignant, so close to my own experience that I felt close to tears. The first was `Survivor', the other `Losers'
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fio on 23 Mar. 2013
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The first two poems Originally and In Mrs Tilcher's class are well knows. The rest of the collection does not disappoint.
Printed on good quality thick cream paper.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Hildreth on 31 Oct. 2013
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Carol Ann Duffy is the most wonderful human being and poet. I love her work. She has depth, strength and knowledge. She is both fragile and strong. this is a wonderful book.
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By J. Rogers on 26 Dec. 2014
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Brilliant poetry
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