Out of Fashion

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ISBN 9780571219940 Format Hardback
Published 07/10/2004 Length 176 pages

About Book

In Out of Fashion Carol Ann Duffy selects the best and freshest contemporary poets and asks them in turn to select their favourite poem, from another time or culture, which looks at how we dress, or undress, how we cover up or reveal. In these vibrant poems, we are shown how clothes, fashion and jewelry are both a necessary and luxurious, a practical and sensual, a liberating or repressing, part of our lives. The result is a vital and entertaining dialogue between the two arts of poetry and fashion and between poets from the past and the present.
  • Edited By: 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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