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Carol Ann Duffy

Autor(a) de The World's Wife

104+ Works 4,120 Membros 70 Críticas 12 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Carol Ann Duffy

The World's Wife (1999) 747 exemplares
Rapture (2005) 392 exemplares
Selected Poems (1994) 284 exemplares
Feminine Gospels (2002) 216 exemplares
The Bees (2011) 195 exemplares
Mean Time (1993) 143 exemplares
The Tear Thief (2007) 95 exemplares
Another Night Before Christmas (2010) 87 exemplares
New Selected Poems (2004) 86 exemplares
Love Poems (2010) 80 exemplares
The Gift (2010) 67 exemplares
A Folio Anthology of Poetry (2009) 62 exemplares
The Skipping-Rope Snake (2003) 58 exemplares
Collected Poems (2015) 55 exemplares
Mrs. Scrooge: A Christmas Poem (2009) — Autor — 53 exemplares
The Christmas Truce (2011) 53 exemplares
Wenceslas: A Christmas Poem (2012) 51 exemplares
The Lost Happy Endings (2006) 48 exemplares
The Other Country (1990) 46 exemplares
Standing Female Nude (1985) 46 exemplares
Sincerity (2018) 43 exemplares
The Hat (2007) 42 exemplares
Selling Manhattan (1987) 40 exemplares
The Princess's Blankets (2008) 34 exemplares
Jubilee Lines: 60 Poets For 60 Years (2012) — Editor — 32 exemplares
1914: Poetry Remembers (2013) 32 exemplares
Underwater Farmyard (2002) 30 exemplares
Off The Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse (2016) — Editor — 29 exemplares
Bethlehem: A Christmas Poem (2013) 26 exemplares
Rumpelstiltskin and Other Grimm Tales (1999) — Adapter — 25 exemplares
Collected Grimm Tales (1996) 24 exemplares
Meeting Midnight (1999) 23 exemplares
Moon Zoo (2004) 23 exemplares
The Wren-Boys (2015) 22 exemplares
The King of Christmas (2016) 22 exemplares
Everyman (2015) 21 exemplares
Pablo Picasso's Noël (2017) 16 exemplares
Ritual Lighting: Laureate Poems (2014) 15 exemplares
The Forward Book of Poetry 1996 (1996) 15 exemplares
Frost Fair (2019) 15 exemplares
Advent Street (2022) 15 exemplares
The Oldest Girl in the World (2000) 13 exemplares
Queen Munch and Queen Nibble (2002) 12 exemplares
Carol Ann Duffy: The Pamphlet (1998) 11 exemplares
Twelve Poems of Christmas (2009) 10 exemplares
Christmas Poems (2022) 9 exemplares
The Twelve Poems of Christmas (2015) 6 exemplares
Empty Nest: Poems for Families (2021) 5 exemplares
More Grimm Tales (1997) 5 exemplares
Love (2023) 4 exemplares
My country (2017) 4 exemplares
Eight World's Wives 3 exemplares
Nature (2023) 3 exemplares
Rats Tales (2012) 3 exemplares
In Memoriam: Poems of Bereavement (2012) — Introdução — 2 exemplares
The Manchester Carols (2009) 2 exemplares
Thrown voices (Turret booklet) (1986) 2 exemplares
The Zoo Keeper 1 exemplar
Soul Feathers (2011) 1 exemplar
Long Table 1 exemplar
Politics 1 exemplar
Anvil New Poets 2 (1995) 1 exemplar
Elegies (2023) 1 exemplar
“Mrs Lazarus” 1 exemplar
Malkoen lapurra (2013) 1 exemplar
Mon beau jardin (2010) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Mrs. Dalloway (1925) — Introdução, algumas edições20,694 exemplares
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,266 exemplares
The Crimson Fairy Book (1903) — Introdução, algumas edições835 exemplares
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Contribuidor — 773 exemplares
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Contribuidor — 626 exemplares
Selected Poems (1985) — Introdução, algumas edições573 exemplares
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Contribuidor — 365 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999) — Contribuidor — 266 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection (2001) — Contribuidor — 249 exemplares
Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments (Penguin Classics) (2009) — Prefácio — 199 exemplares
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
Erotica: Women's Writing from Sappho to Margaret Atwood (1990) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (1994) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições109 exemplares
Granta 103: The Rise of the British Jihad (2008) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Poems Between Women (1997) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
The Virago Book of Wicked Verse (1992) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Sylvia Plath Poems Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy (2012) — Editor — 61 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autor, algumas edições19 exemplares
Loss: An Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



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.… (mais)
isabelx | 5 outras críticas | 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.
… (mais)
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.
… (mais)
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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