Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy
Poems

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Carol Ann Duffy’s seventh collection is a book-length love poem, and a moving act of personal testimony, but what sets these poems apart is Duffy’s refusal to simplify the contradictions and transformations of love – infatuation, longing, passion, commitment, rancour, separation and grief. Instead, Rapture is a map of real love, in all its churning complexity, showing us that a song can be made of even the most painful episodes in our lives. These are poems that will find deep rhymes in the experience of most readers and will, ultimately, prove that poetry can and should speak for us all.
 

About Carol Ann Duffy

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Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow. She grew up in Stafford and then attended the University of Liverpool, where she studied Philosophy. 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 and Forward Prizes, as well as the Lannan Award and the E. M. Forster Prize in America. Her collection, The World's Wife, was shortlisted for both the 1999 Forward Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize. In 2000, Carol Ann was awarded a five-year fellowship by the National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), which was established in 1998 to support innovation and creative potential in the UK. In recent years she has collaborated in theatre and opera projects with Tim Supple and Melly Still. Rapture is her seventh major collection.
 
Published September 20, 2012 by Picador. 80 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Two poetry collections from Britain’s poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

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Two poetry collections from Britain’s poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

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