Carol Ann Duffy: Feminine Gospels (2476 words)

Shelby Judge (University of Glasgow) ; Shelby Judge (University of Glasgow)
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Feminine Gospels (2002) is Carol Ann Duffy’s seventh collection of poetry. The anthology is often overlooked in favour of its predecessor, The World’s Wife (1999), described as the watershed of her career (Forbes 2002), but Feminine Gospels is an important part of Duffy’s literary corpus. “Carol Ann Duffy is arguably the nation’s favourite living poet” reads the quotation from contemporary British author Jeanette Winterson on the cover of Picador’s 2003 edition of Feminine Gospels. A reviewer for the Poetry Foundation concurs that “Carol Ann Duffy is the most popular poet in the UK”, and that her empire ought to expand to the US (Tracy 2006: 337); E…

Citation: Judge, Shelby, Shelby Judge. "Feminine Gospels". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 June 2021 [, accessed 27 November 2022.]

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