ON POETRY, WRITING AND RANDOM CULTURAL MATTERS

Saturday, 22 September 2012

The Dark Film - Paul Farley

Another great outing from Paul Farley. This collection starts with a terrific poem on writing - The Power- and continues in this vein. I especially enjoyed the controlled non-nostalgia of his boyhood poems like Quality Street and Newts. As he says at the end of A Thousand Lines 'I will not write nostalgic poems/I will put these things out of mind.' He does this very successfully indeed. Highly recommended.

The Dark Film




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