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Carol Ann Duffy

Autor/a de The World's Wife

104+ obres 4,124 Membres 70 Ressenyes 12 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Carol Ann Duffy has published four highly praised collections of poetry. Her last, "Mean Time", won the "Forward" Poetry Prize & the Whitbread Poetry Prize. She lives in Manchester, England. (Publisher Fact Sheets) Carol Ann Duffy was born on December 23, 1955 in Gasgow. She is a Scottish poet and mostra'n més playwright. She is also Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in May 2009. She is the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly LGBT person to hold the position. She was a passionate reader from an early age, and always wanted to be a writer, producing poems from the age of 11. When Duffy was 15, June Scriven sent her poems to Outposts, a publisher of pamphlets, where it was read by the bookseller Bernard Stone, who published some of them. She applied to the University of Liverpool and began a philosophy degree there in 1974. She had two plays performed at the Liverpool Playhouse, wrote a pamphlet, Fifth Last Song, and received an honours degree in philosophy in 1977. She worked as poetry critic for The Guardian from 1988 -1989, and was editor of the poetry magazine, Ambit. In 1996, she was appointed as a lecturer in poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and later became creative director of its Writing School. She has since gone on to write several works of poetry and children's books. Her title's The World's Wife, Rapture, and The Bees made the New Zealand Best Seller List. (Publisher Provided) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Carol Ann Duffy. (Source: Lesbian of the Day)


Obres de Carol Ann Duffy

The World's Wife (1999) 749 exemplars
Rapture (2005) 392 exemplars
Selected Poems (1994) 285 exemplars
Feminine Gospels (2002) 216 exemplars
The Bees (2011) 195 exemplars
Mean Time (1993) 143 exemplars
The Tear Thief (2007) 95 exemplars
Another Night Before Christmas (2010) 87 exemplars
New Selected Poems (2004) 86 exemplars
Love Poems (2010) 80 exemplars
The Gift (2010) 67 exemplars
A Folio Anthology of Poetry (2009) 62 exemplars
The Skipping-Rope Snake (2003) 58 exemplars
Collected Poems (2015) 55 exemplars
Mrs. Scrooge: A Christmas Poem (2009) — Autor — 53 exemplars
The Christmas Truce (2011) 53 exemplars
Wenceslas: A Christmas Poem (2012) 51 exemplars
The Lost Happy Endings (2006) 48 exemplars
The Other Country (1990) 46 exemplars
Standing Female Nude (1985) 46 exemplars
Sincerity (2018) 43 exemplars
The Hat (2007) 42 exemplars
Selling Manhattan (1987) 40 exemplars
The Princess's Blankets (2008) 34 exemplars
Jubilee Lines: 60 Poets For 60 Years (2012) — Editor — 32 exemplars
1914: Poetry Remembers (2013) 32 exemplars
Underwater Farmyard (2002) 30 exemplars
Off The Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse (2016) — Editor — 29 exemplars
Bethlehem: A Christmas Poem (2013) 26 exemplars
Rumpelstiltskin and Other Grimm Tales (1999) — Adapter — 25 exemplars
Collected Grimm Tales (1996) 24 exemplars
Moon Zoo (2004) 24 exemplars
Meeting Midnight (1999) 23 exemplars
The Wren-Boys (2015) 22 exemplars
The King of Christmas (2016) 22 exemplars
Everyman (2015) 21 exemplars
Pablo Picasso's Noël (2017) 16 exemplars
Ritual Lighting: Laureate Poems (2014) 15 exemplars
The Forward Book of Poetry 1996 (1996) 15 exemplars
Frost Fair (2019) 15 exemplars
Advent Street (2022) 15 exemplars
The Oldest Girl in the World (2000) 13 exemplars
Queen Munch and Queen Nibble (2002) 12 exemplars
Carol Ann Duffy: The Pamphlet (1998) 11 exemplars
Twelve Poems of Christmas (2009) 10 exemplars
Christmas Poems (2022) 9 exemplars
The Twelve Poems of Christmas (2015) 6 exemplars
Empty Nest: Poems for Families (2021) 5 exemplars
More Grimm Tales (1997) 5 exemplars
Love (2023) 4 exemplars
My country (2017) 4 exemplars
Eight World's Wives 3 exemplars
Nature (2023) 3 exemplars
Rats Tales (2012) 3 exemplars
In Memoriam: Poems of Bereavement (2012) — Introducció — 2 exemplars
The Manchester Carols (2009) 2 exemplars
Thrown voices (Turret booklet) (1986) 2 exemplars
The Zoo Keeper 1 exemplars
Soul Feathers (2011) 1 exemplars
Long Table 1 exemplars
Politics 1 exemplars
Anvil New Poets 2 (1995) 1 exemplars
Elegies (2023) 1 exemplars
“Mrs Lazarus” 1 exemplars
Malkoen lapurra (2013) 1 exemplars
Mon beau jardin (2010) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Mrs. Dalloway (1925) — Introducció, algunes edicions20,710 exemplars
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Col·laborador — 1,267 exemplars
The Crimson Fairy Book (1903) — Introducció, algunes edicions835 exemplars
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Col·laborador — 773 exemplars
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Col·laborador — 626 exemplars
Selected Poems (1985) — Introducció, algunes edicions573 exemplars
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Col·laborador — 365 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999) — Col·laborador — 266 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection (2001) — Col·laborador — 249 exemplars
Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments (Penguin Classics) (2009) — Prefaci — 199 exemplars
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Col·laborador — 189 exemplars
Erotica: Women's Writing from Sappho to Margaret Atwood (1990) — Col·laborador — 168 exemplars
After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (1994) — Col·laborador — 153 exemplars
Emergency Kit (1996) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions109 exemplars
Granta 103: The Rise of the British Jihad (2008) — Col·laborador — 107 exemplars
Poems Between Women (1997) — Col·laborador — 93 exemplars
The Virago Book of Wicked Verse (1992) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
Sylvia Plath Poems Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy (2012) — Editor — 61 exemplars
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autor, algunes edicions19 exemplars
Loss: An Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars


Coneixement comú



Fact was in black and white;
fiction was colour.
Inside a dragon, a jewel.
A magic carpet took flight,
bearing a girl.
The hand of a Queen shut tight
over a pearl.

from Scheherazade

This is my favourite of her collections so far, with poems about nature (including several about bees), war, mythology and storytelling. I can't choose a favourite poem from this collection as there were so many I enjoyed, including Scheherazade, Last Post, Big Ask and The Human Bee.… (més)
isabelx | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jan 12, 2024 |
Bored to tears, with Christmas approaching, a Baron takes his good wife's suggestion in this poem from Carol Ann Duffy, and appoints a Lord of Misrule—a yeoman who will preside over the holiday festivities at their manor. So begins a riotous time, in which social conventions are inverted, much feasting and drinking occurs, and wild shenanigans ensue..

Published in 2016, The King of Christmas is apparently part of an annual holiday tradition in which Scottish poet Duffy, for many years the Poet Laureate of the UK, presents a Christmas poem to the public, in a beautifully-illustrated picture book edition. Apparently it all began in 2009, with the publication of Mrs. Scrooge: A Christmas Poem, illustrated by the marvelous Posy Simmonds, and has carried on ever since. The poem from this past year (2023) was Christmas Eve at The Moon Under Water, illustrated by Margaux Carpentier.

I was completely unaware of this tradition, when I purchased a digital edition of The King of Christmas shortly before the holiday. As it happens, I imagined it was an actual children's picture book, given the fact that this is usually what illustrator Lara Hawthorne produces. Duffy is an adult author, for the most part, but has also produced children's book, such as the original fairy-tale, The Lost Happy Endings. In any case, despite this not being what I expected, I did enjoy it. The story told through the poem was amusing, the poem itself was a pleasure to read, and I enjoyed the accompanying artwork from Hawthorne. I might even consider tracking down some of the other entries in this "Christmas Poems" tradition, next holiday season. Recommended to fans of the poet, and to anyone looking for a riotous Christmas celebration, in picture book form, for adults.
… (més)
AbigailAdams26 | Jan 9, 2024 |
Who doesn't love an advent calendar with a window to open each day? In 2022, Duffy's christmas poem focuses on the windows lit up on a dark night on Advent Street. There's a ballerina, a small tangerine bird, Christmas trees and Hanukkah candles

Old age in its armchair.

Babies lifted from cribs, presents.

Teenagers lit by laptops - young saints

their guardians below, passing and laying

the plates onto the tables.
Advent Street

And then the last window is reached and the person wandering, looking in the windows, lonely and wanting to be whole, is invited in for a meal.

I love these little christmas poetry books, each illustrated by a different illustrator, this one by Yelena Brysenkovak. I have all of them.
… (més)
allthegoodbooks | Oct 27, 2023 |
Small hardcover which brings together select love poems from Duffy. Makes a nice gift by but If you have much of Duffy's work you might find redundant....
avaland | Oct 10, 2023 |



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