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Feminine Gospels
Feminine Gospels

Feminine Gospels


80 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9781509852918

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Oct 2017)

Price: $14.95


Carol Ann Duffy draws on the historical, the archetypal, the biblical and the fantastical to create various visions—and revisions—of female identity

Simultaneously stripping women bare and revealing them in all their guises and disguises, these poems tell tall stories as though they were true confessions, and spin modern myths from real women seen in every aspect—as bodies and corpses, writers and workers, shoppers and slimmers, fairytale royals or girls-next-door.


"One of Britain's premier poets here does what she does best, joining wild, surrealistic imagery and pointillist detail to create sharply realized, visionary poems. . . . Duffy never settles for mere cleverness. Her poetic technique is sure and subtle." ?Booklist

"Duffy is arguably the nation's favorite living poet." —Jeanette Winterson

Author Biography

Carol Ann Duffy has been Britain's Poet Laureate since 2009. Her collections include The World's Wife, Rapture, and The Bees, which won the Costa Poetry Award. She has also received the Whitbread, Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in the U.S.