Meeting Midnight

Carol Ann Duffy
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ISBN 9780571201204 Format Paperback
Published 04/10/1999 Length 80 pages

About Book

Meeting Midnight is a collection for young readers by one of the most exciting poets writing today. These poems will blow your head away.

An exuberant mix of the funny, the sinister, the tender and the ridiculous, they will transport you to worlds half-magical, half-eerily familiar. The boundaries between real and imagined lives are blurred to sometimes disturbing effect; this is a place where graves are liable to open up before our feet, where we can be plunged into quicksand one minute or left with sinister strangers the next.

Among the many characters we meet there's an inveterate liar, a boy who thinks he's Elvis Presley, a girl infatuated with a tree and two outrageously matched Queens.

  • About Carol Ann Duffy

    Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow and grew up in Stafford. She won the 1993 Whitbread Award for Poetry and the Forward Prize for Best Collection for Mean Time. The World's Wife received the E. M. Forster Award in America, while Rapture won the T. S. Eliot Prize 2005. She is currently Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her most recent volumes are New and Collected Poems for Children (2009) and The Bees (2011), which won the Costa Poetry Award. She is Poet Laureate.

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