One of our leading contemporary poets, Paul Farley is also an essayist, critic, dramatist and documentary maker. He is the author of three poetry collections, The Boy From The Chemist Is Here to See You, Ice Age, and most recently Tramp in Flames. Among his many literary awards are a Forward Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Whitbread Poetry Prize and the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Picador has 3 poets shortlisted for the 2012 T. S. Eliot Prize - Kathleen Jamie for The Overhaul, Jacob Polley for The Havocs and Paul Farley for The Dark Film. Come and hear them read from their collections on 13th January 2013.
Posted By Rosanna Boscawen on Friday 23rd Nov 2012
Kathleen Jamie, Paul Farley and Jacob Polley have all been chosen for the 10 strong shortlist for the prestigious 2012 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry out of 131 submissions.
Chair of the judges Carol Ann Duffy said, 'In a year which saw a record number of submissions, my fellow judges and I are delighted with a shortlist which sparkles with energy, passion and freshness and which demonstrates the range and variety of poetry being published in the UK.'
Kathleen Jamie's The Overhaul has also been shortlisted for the Costa Prize for Poetry.
Paul Farley’s brilliant new collection The Dark Film, has been selected as a Poetry Book Society Choice. This means it will be shortlisted for 2012 T S Eliot Prize, one of the UK’s most prestigious poetry awards.