We have five copies of Paul Farley’s new collection, The Dark Film, to give away. It has been selected as a Poetry Book Society Choice and has already garnered a clutch of wonderful reviews.
This competition has now closed.
To win a copy simply send your postal address and your answer to the question below to email@example.com (putting ‘The Dark Film Comp’ in the subject line) by 10 am on Monday 25th June – five sets of correct answers will win!
Question: The Queen makes an appearance in The Dark Film. Name another poem or novel in which the Queen features.
Below are some of the fantastic reviews that Paul has received:
‘[A] captivating book that sees this energetic poet putting his livewire imagination to ever more ambitious use, all in an adaptable style that – like the elemental force of "In the Wind" – "stills us, or slows us down to thought"’ Ben Wilkinson, Guardian
‘Seeing things – in every sense – is Paul Farley's subject . . . The most sympathetic thing about Farley's fine, hospitable, unpretentious poems is his belief in imagination as collaborative’ Kate Kellaway, Observer
‘Paul Farley's latest book may be dark by its title and themes, but it is given a redeeming hope in the quality of its prosody, its poetic musicality, and the muscularity of its contemporary images so neatly fused with those of the past.’ Stride
‘The Dark Film displays his peculiar talent for viewing ordinary objects - and his Northern upbringing - from unusual angles. Gazing through coloured sweet wrappers in ‘Quality Street’ enables kids ‘to hype the moment, dye the day and rob the hour.’ Sunday Telegraph