I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine

Poems For Young Feminists

Carol Ann Duffy, Editor; Illustrated By Trisha Rafferty

Henry Holt and Co.

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With readable, richly varied contributions from women poets both famous and unknown, both young and old, both English-speaking and in-translation, I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine: Poems for Young Feminists is a timely, unique, and exceptionally inclusive anthology. Edited by Carol Ann Duffy, herself a British feminist poet of much renown, this collection of insights and truths will appeal equally to poetry buffs and poetry novices, be they students or general readers.

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"This excellent volume features the work of women, known and unknown, from around the world . . . Buy this book for someone who thinks she doesn't like poetry."--The Bloomsbury Review

"These are witty, sophisticated, non-messagey poems. They are angry, funny, tender, dramatic, full of surprise and conflict and self-mockery. Candid about failure and betrayal, they play with language, role, and stereotype . . . [They] open up the range of love and family."--Booklist (starred review)

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Carol Ann Duffy, Editor; Illustrated By Trisha Rafferty

Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1955. She grew up in Stafford, England, and attended the University of Liverpool, where she obtained an honors degree in philosophy in 1977. Duffy's poetry has received numerous awards, and she is a member of the Royal Society of Literature. Among her recent books is The World's Wife:Poems, published in America by Faber and Faber (2000). Duffy currently lives in Manchester, England, where she lectures on poetry for the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine
Poems For Young Feminists
Carol Ann Duffy, Editor; Illustrated By Trisha Rafferty

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
November 1997
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805055450
ISBN10: 0805055452
Young Adult Poetry
5 x 7 3/4 inches, 112 pages, Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$15.99
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