Answering Back: Living Poets Reply to the Poetry of the Past

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Carol Ann Duffy
Picador, 2007 - Poetry - 148 pages
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Carol Ann Duffy has asked some of the brightest lights in the poetry world to choose a poem that is meaningful - or has meant something - to them, and write a reponse to it. With up-and-coming poets alongside more established names, and original poems alongside the new works they've inspired, Answering Back promises to be a truly unique anthology; from old favourites to modern classics, it will be a collection everyone can respond to. 'Rapture takes the reader on an ecstatic rollercoaster: soaring and swooping and holding one's breath; hurtling, heart thumping through the complexities of human feeling. This is a book that demands to be read from cover to cover' - The Times. 'I read it on the tube and missed my station. I read it in bed and couldn't sleep. I read it at my desk and started to cry. Affairs are notoriously disruptive; reading about an affair is not supposed to have the same effect. But it does in the case of Rapture' - Guardian.

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Penned on public transport. To no-one in particular. Dear Carol Ann You are bland You may have guessed, I'm not a fan If an answer is an echo, or a shadow, Read full review


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Carol Ann Duffy's poetry has received many awards, including the Whitbread, T. S. Eliot, Forward, and E. M. Forster prizes. Her most recent collection is Rapture.

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