Forward Prize for Poetry Best Collection
Whitbread Poetry Award
The Poet Laureate’s fourth collection, winner of the 1993 Forward Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award.
In the media
Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time
Duffy is magnificent, grounded, heartfelt, dedicated to the notion that poetry can give us the music of life itself
Carol Ann Duffy is one of the freshest and bravest talents to emerge in British poetry - any poetry - for years. Her project is both subtle and experimental... a contemporary woman poet whose poetic register reaches all the way from a subversive eroticism to a self-conscious regionalism...This new book contains wonderful poems, which extend her lyric range.