The Bees is Carol Ann Duffy's first collection of new poems as Poet Laureate, and the much-anticipated successor to the T. S. Eliot Prize-winning Rapture. After the intimate focus of the earlier book, The Bees finds Duffy using her full poetic range: there are drinking songs, love poems, poems to the weather, poems of political anger; her celebrated 'Last Post' (written for the last surviving soldiers to fight in the First World War) showed that powerful public poetry still has a central place in our culture. There are ...

The Bees 2017, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9781509852925

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Mass-market paperback

The Bees 2014, Faber & Faber, New York

ISBN-13: 9780865478084

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The Bees 2012, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330442459


The Bees 2011, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330442442