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Rapture
Rapture

Rapture

POETRY

80 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9781509852789

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Oct 2017)
Picador

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Overview

The T.S. Eliot Prize-winning collection from the UK Poet Laureate

Rapture, 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 from other treatments of the subject is that Duffy refuses to simplify the contradictions of love, and read its transformations—infatuation, longing, passion, commitment, rancor, separation and grief—as simply redemptive or destructive. Rapture is a map of real love, in all its churning complexity. Yet in showing us that a song can be made of even the most painful episodes in our lives, Duffy has accessed a new level of directness that sacrifices nothing in the way of subtlety of expression. These are poems that will find deep rhymes in the experience of most readers, and nowhere has Duffy more eloquently articulated her belief that poetry should speak for us all.

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.