‘The Shirt’ by Carol Ann Duffy

‘The Shirt’

by Carol Ann Duffy

“Afterwards, I found him alone at the bar
and asked him what went wrong. It’s the shirt,
he said. When I pull it on it hangs on my back

like a shroud, or a poisoned jerkin from Grimm…”

You can read the poem in full here. Carol Ann Duffy was born on this day in 1955, you can read more of her work through Surrey Libraries.

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