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I do not have a huge collection of poetry and have not had a good look at any poetry for quite a while. This collection by Carol Ann Duffy has re-ignited my love for it though. I admire the way a good poem can say so much to an individual and create a feeling of such empathy and reflectiveness ... Read review
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Mean time - a reflective read

AdvantagesFabulous, reflective poems

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"I do not have a huge collection of poetry and have not had a good look at any poetry for quite a while. This collection by Carol Ann Duffy has re-ignited my love for it though. I admire the way a good poem can say so much to an individual and create a feeling of such empathy and reflectiveness within the reader in quite often only half a page full of words. A poem that is written for and read by so many different people from all walks of life and ..." Read review
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Winner of the Forward Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award 1993 In her fourth collection Mean Time' Carol Ann Duffy dramatizes scenes from childhood adolescence and adulthood finding moments of grace or consolation in memory love and language amid the complexities of life. These are powerful poems of loss betrayal and desire. Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow in 1955. Her awards include first prize in the 1983 National Poetry Competition; three Scottish Arts Council Book Awards; Eric Gregory Somerset Maugham and Dylan Thomas Awards in Britain and a 1995 Lannan Literary Award in the USA. In 1993 she received the Forward Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award for her acclaimed fourth collection Mean Time'. The anthologies she has edited include Anvil New Poets 2' and two for teenagers I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine' and Stopping for Death'. Her Selected Poems' is published by Penguin; her most recent collections The World's Wife' and Feminine Gospels' are published by Picador.

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EAN 9780856463037
Type Poetry
Publisher Anvil Press Poetry
Title Mean Time
Author Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN 0856463035

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