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Carol Ann Duffy

Forfatter af The World's Wife

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
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Værker af Carol Ann Duffy

The World's Wife (1999) 744 eksemplarer
Rapture (2005) 395 eksemplarer
Selected Poems (1994) 284 eksemplarer
Feminine Gospels (2002) 216 eksemplarer
The Bees (2011) 194 eksemplarer
Mean Time (1993) 143 eksemplarer
The Tear Thief (2007) 95 eksemplarer
Another Night Before Christmas (2010) 88 eksemplarer
New Selected Poems (2004) 86 eksemplarer
Love Poems (2010) 79 eksemplarer
The Gift (2010) 67 eksemplarer
A Folio Anthology of Poetry (2009) 62 eksemplarer
The Skipping-Rope Snake (2003) 58 eksemplarer
Collected Poems (2015) 54 eksemplarer
Mrs. Scrooge: A Christmas Poem (2009) — Forfatter — 53 eksemplarer
The Christmas Truce (2011) 53 eksemplarer
Wenceslas: A Christmas Poem (2012) 51 eksemplarer
The Lost Happy Endings (2006) 48 eksemplarer
The Other Country (1990) 46 eksemplarer
Standing Female Nude (1985) 45 eksemplarer
The Hat (2007) 42 eksemplarer
Sincerity (2018) 42 eksemplarer
Selling Manhattan (1987) 40 eksemplarer
Jubilee Lines: 60 Poets For 60 Years (2012) — Redaktør — 32 eksemplarer
The Princess's Blankets (2008) 32 eksemplarer
1914: Poetry Remembers (2013) 32 eksemplarer
Underwater Farmyard (2002) 30 eksemplarer
Off The Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse (2016) — Redaktør — 29 eksemplarer
Bethlehem: A Christmas Poem (2013) 26 eksemplarer
Rumpelstiltskin and Other Grimm Tales (1999) — Adapter — 25 eksemplarer
Collected Grimm Tales (1996) 24 eksemplarer
Meeting Midnight (1999) 23 eksemplarer
Moon Zoo (2004) 23 eksemplarer
The Wren-Boys (2015) 22 eksemplarer
The King of Christmas (2016) 22 eksemplarer
Everyman (2015) 21 eksemplarer
Pablo Picasso's Noël (2017) 16 eksemplarer
Advent Street (2022) 15 eksemplarer
The Forward Book of Poetry 1996 (1996) 15 eksemplarer
Frost Fair (2019) 15 eksemplarer
Ritual Lighting: Laureate Poems (2014) 14 eksemplarer
The Oldest Girl in the World (2000) 12 eksemplarer
Queen Munch and Queen Nibble (2002) 12 eksemplarer
Carol Ann Duffy: The Pamphlet (1998) 11 eksemplarer
Twelve Poems of Christmas (2009) 10 eksemplarer
Christmas Poems (2022) 9 eksemplarer
William and the Ex-Prime Minister (1992) 6 eksemplarer
The Twelve Poems of Christmas (2015) 6 eksemplarer
Empty Nest: Poems for Families (2021) 5 eksemplarer
Love (2023) 4 eksemplarer
My country (2017) 4 eksemplarer
More Grimm Tales (1997) 4 eksemplarer
Eight World's Wives 3 eksemplarer
Nature (2023) 3 eksemplarer
Rats Tales (2012) 3 eksemplarer
In Memoriam: Poems of Bereavement (2012) — Introduktion — 2 eksemplarer
The Manchester Carols (2009) 2 eksemplarer
Thrown voices (Turret booklet) (1986) 2 eksemplarer
The Zoo Keeper 1 eksemplar
Soul Feathers (2011) 1 eksemplar
Long Table 1 eksemplar
Politics 1 eksemplar
Anvil New Poets 2 (1995) 1 eksemplar
Elegies (2023) 1 eksemplar
“Mrs Lazarus” 1 eksemplar
Malkoen lapurra (2013) 1 eksemplar
Mon beau jardin (2010) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Mrs. Dalloway : roman (1925) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver20,619 eksemplarer
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Bidragyder — 1,262 eksemplarer
The Crimson Fairy Book (1903) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver834 eksemplarer
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Bidragyder — 770 eksemplarer
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Bidragyder — 624 eksemplarer
Selected Poems (1985) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver568 eksemplarer
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Bidragyder — 365 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999) — Bidragyder — 265 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection (2001) — Bidragyder — 249 eksemplarer
Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments (Penguin Classics) (2009) — Forord — 198 eksemplarer
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Bidragyder — 187 eksemplarer
Erotica: Women's Writing from Sappho to Margaret Atwood (1990) — Bidragyder — 168 eksemplarer
After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (1994) — Bidragyder — 153 eksemplarer
Emergency Kit (1996) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver108 eksemplarer
Granta 103: The Rise of the British Jihad (2008) — Bidragyder — 107 eksemplarer
Poems Between Women (1997) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
The Virago Book of Wicked Verse (1992) — Bidragyder — 82 eksemplarer
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
Sylvia Plath Poems Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy (2012) — Redaktør — 61 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
AQA Anthology (2002) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver19 eksemplarer
Loss: An Anthology (1997) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer

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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.… (mere)
isabelx | 5 andre anmeldelser | 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.
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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.
… (mere)
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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