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Selected Poems

Paul Farley

Paul Farley is now widely recognized as one of the leading English poets writing today. Selected Poems takes stock of a singular talent of great formal gifts: for readers new to his work, this is an ideal and generous introduction, drawing on four collections from his acclaimed debut The Boy from the Chemist is Here to See You to his most recent, The Dark Film. Farley is a cultural archivist, a nostalgist of the darkest and most unsettling kind, and a meticulous curator of those fleeting details which define our lives and times most poignantly: he already reads like one of the poets by whom future generations will know us best. His Selected Poems is a marvellous introduction to one of poetry’s most capacious and eclectic imaginations.

Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 978144722042801
Published: 13/02/2014

Paul Farley

Paul Farley

Paul Farley was born in Liverpool in 1965, and studied at the Chelsea School of Art. He has published three collections with Picador, The Boy From the Chemist is Here to See You (1998), The Ice Age (2002) and Tramp in Flames (2006), and has received many awards for his work, including most recently the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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