I finally got around to reading Mean Time by the incredible Carol Ann Duffy. I think this is probably one of the only ones I have not read - and honestly, I wasn't disappointed.
There are poems on everything and everything. It has pieces for anyone and everyone.
Filled to the brim with all the Duffy goodness that we have come to expect from our Poet Laureate. This can be used to document happenings and musings.
It's narrative is in the third person and is used to provide a 'bigger picture' effect. This is helped by Duffy's skilful use of technical devices, such as, alliteration, metaphors, similes, etc.
Duffy has lived up to the title 'Poet Laureate' in her tenure of the position. I am sure she will be missed when she steps down from the role she has held for several years.