2017/04/26

BOOK REVIEW:
FEMININE GOSPELS BY CAROL ANN DUFFY

Title: Feminine Gospels
Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Published: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 67
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
This collection looks at the experience of women, both historical and imagined, real life and larger than life.


Review:
This is my first read by Duffy and I picked this up after everyone kept telling me how wonderful her poetry is. And I can see what they're saying, at least in parts.

There were some poems in this I thought were excellent and it's a very cohesive and well put together collection. Some of the poems didn't resonate with me though and it's not really a writing style I'm overly fond of I think. It works for me sometimes, but not always.

I don't feel a strong emotional connection to this collection and it feels a bit too high brow for me. I didn't feel completely captured, but I can see the merit of the poems nonetheless. I also liked the historical aspects of the collection and the theme of women and their experiences.

I definitely want to read more of Duffys work after having read this and I would recommend it if you're an avid poetry reader.
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