Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold and original voice in British Poetry since the publication of Standing Female Nude in 1985. Since then she has won every major poetry prize in the United Kingdom and sold over one million copies of her books around the world. She was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009. Her first collected poems includes most of the poems from her eight acclaimed volumes of adult poetry, as well a handful of poems collected here for the first time. Endlessly varied, wonderfully inventive and emotionally powerful, this book is the perfect introduction for new readers and a glorious opportunity for old friends to celebrate thirty years' work by one of the country's greatest literary talents. Collected Poems confirms indisputably that 'Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time' (Rose Tremain, Guardian).
A major literary event: the first Collected Poems of Carol Ann Duffy (1985-2015)
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, Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes, the PEN Pinter Prize, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. She was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009. She was appointed DBE in 2015. Her collections include The World's Wife, Love Poems, Rapture and The Bees which won the Costa Poetry Award.