Carol Ann Duffy has invited fifty of her peers to choose and respond to a poem from the past.
With up-and-coming poets alongside more established names, and original poems alongside the new works they have inspired - Paul Muldoon, Vickie Feaver and U.
A. Fanthorpe, for example, engage with classic works by Philip Larkin, Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti - the result is a collection of voices that speak to one another across the centuries.
Teasing, subverting, arguing, echoing and - ultimately - illuminating, Answering Back is a vibrant, fascinating and timeless anthology, compiled by one of the nation's favourite poets. `Intriguing . . . Entertaining and stimulating' Good Book Guide `A starry game of call and answer across poetic generations' FT Magazine
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 24/09/2008
- Category: Poetry anthologies (various poets)
- ISBN: 9780330448246