book cover of The Bees

The Bees

(2011)
A collection of poems by

 
 
The Bees is Carol Ann Duffy's first collection of poems as Poet Laureate. In it she uses her full poetic range: there are drinking songs, love poems, poems of political anger; there are elegies, too, for beloved friends and - most movingly - the poet's own mother.

Woven and weaving through the book is its presiding spirit: the bee. Sometimes the bee is Duffy's subject; sometimes it strays into the poem or hovers at its edge. In the end Duffy's point is clear: the bee symbolizes what we have left of grace in the world and what is most precious and necessary for us to protect. The Bees, at once intimate and public, is a work of great power from one of our most cherished poets.

Genre: Mystery

Similar books by other authors

thumb
Bad Dirt
(Wyoming Stories, book 2)
Annie Proulx

Used availability for Carol Ann Duffy's The Bees

Hardback Editions

March 2013 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Bees: Poems
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 0-86547-885-6 / 978-0-86547-885-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2011 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: The Bees
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 0-330-44244-9 / 978-0-330-44244-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2011 : UK Hardback

Title: Bees Signed Edition
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 1-78103-424-9 / 978-1-78103-424-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador Hardbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2017 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Bees
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 1-5098-5292-1 / 978-1-5098-5292-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2014 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Bees: Poems
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 0-86547-808-2 / 978-0-86547-808-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2012 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Bees
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 0-330-44245-7 / 978-0-330-44245-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Bees
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Bees
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Bees
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA