This "Selected Poems" contains poetry chosen by Carol Ann Duffy from her first four acclaimed volumes, "Standing Female Nude", "Selling Manhattan", "The Other Country", and "Mean Time" (winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award), as well as six poems from the later "The World's Wife". 'In the world of British poetry, Carol Ann Duffy is a superstar. Highbrow and lowbrow, readers love her' - "The Guardian". 'Carol Ann Duffy is a very, very bright, appealing, clever, ingenious, approachable and...heartwarming writer. She's a Good Thing, capital G, capital T, one of the poets I most enjoy reading' - Andrew Motion.