Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
Whether writing of longing or adultery, romance or seduction, Carol Ann Duffy captures the truth of what it means to love, to be in love, and to be loved in return - and, sometimes, of what it means when love ends. Her poetry speaks of tangled, heated passion; of declarations, arguments and jealousies; of love both requited and unrequited, both fierce and tender. As with all her writing, these poems are alive to the sounds of modern life, but also attuned to - and rich with - the traditions of love poetry. Containing some of her most popular poems, Love Poems displays all the eloquence and skill that have made Carol Ann Duffy one of the foremost poets of her time.
Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Writing Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has written for both adults and children, and her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitbread, T.S.Eliot and Forward Prizes, and the Lannan and E.M. Forster Prizes in America. In 2009, she was appointed Poet Laureate.