THE ATLANTIC TUNNEL: Selected Poems.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Faber & Faber / Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2010.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning English poet's first collection selected for publication in the US. Includes poems from his earlier works - "The Boy from the Chemist is Here to See You" and "The Ice Age" and "Field Recordings" and "Tramp in Flames" - as well as some new poems. When this was issued, the Economist commented "For those who believe poetry is too staid to comment on normal life, Paul Farley's work is a breath of fresh air. His poems contain heapings of pop culture, with layers upon layers of references such as treacle, CCTV, burning monks. Using humour and rhythm to organise the torrent of his words, he brings chaos to order and then order out of chaos. 'The Atlantic Tunnel', his latest collection, makes for a fine introduction to the Liverpudlian poet, whose ascent in Britain was swift upon the publication of his first book of poems, 'The Boy from the Chemist is Here to See You', in 1998. " Farley's long list of awards include the Whitbread, Forward Poetry Prize, E.M. Forster and more. 143 pp. ISBN: 9780865479173.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)