This "Selected Poems" contains poetry chosen by Carol Ann Duffy from her first four acclaimed volumes, "Standing Female Nude", "Selling Manhattan", "The Other Country", and "Mean Time" (winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award), as well as six poems from the later "The World's Wife". 'In the world of British poetry, Carol Ann Duffy is a superstar. Highbrow and lowbrow, readers love her' - "The Guardian". 'Carol Ann Duffy is a very, very bright, appealing, clever, ingenious, approachable and...heartwarming writer. She's a Good Thing, capital G, capital T, one of the poets I most enjoy reading' - Andrew Motion.
Poet, playwright and freelance writer Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow in 1955, grew up in Staffordshire, and studied philosophy at Liverpool University. She is a former editor of the poetry magazine Ambit and is a regular reviewer and broadcaster. She moved from London to Manchester in 1996 and began to lecture in poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has won many awards in recognition of her work, including the Whitbread Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Signal Prize and the Forward Prize for Poetry. She was awarded an OBE in 1995, a CBE in 2001 and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1999. Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester.