Feminine Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy
Poems

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A new collection of poems ranging over the experience of women—historical and imagined, real-life and larger than life—from the award-winning author of The World’s Wife

From the sadness of Elizabeth I, looking back on her long and powerful but lonely life, to the travails of a woman whose work is literally never done as she continues to trawl the seas to feed her billion offspring, to a movingly lyrical reflection on the beauty of a growing child, Carol Ann Duffy explores in this volume the myriad components of women’s lives and loves through the crystallizing prism of poetry. Sometimes erotic and personal, sometimes historical and grand, sometimes witty and full of surprises, the poems in Feminine Gospels are all beautifully crafted works that are as varied in style as the poems in Duffy’s earlier acclaimed volume The World’s Wife. Together, they will challenge and entertain as they explore the fullness of the female condition through their author’s unique poetic voice.
 

About Carol Ann Duffy

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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.
 
Published January 1, 2002 by Picador,. 80 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Feminine Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy 80pp, Picador, £12.99 Carol Ann Duffy likes the play of words.

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like the gigantic woman, sky-high and alone, suddenly given purpose when: 'She stooped low/ and caught their souls in her hands as they fell/ from the burning towers.' Imagine a laureate - any laureate - writing that on demand.

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In preaching Feminine Gospels, Manchester, U.K.-based poet Carol Ann Duffy creates speakers to articulate ""The Diet,"" ""The Woman Who Shopped,"" ""The Laughter of Swofford Girls High"" and a woman ""dreaming/ till the stars are blue in the face/ printing the news of their old light.""

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