Released on 22 December 2011.

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The Boy from the Chemist is Here to See You

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1999 Winner

Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award

1999 Winner

Somerset Maugham Award

1999 Short-listed

Whitbread Poetry Award

1998 Winner

Forward Prize for Poetry Best First Collection


‘Look – here’s a poet of ferocious invention, a breathtaking wit that ushers us to epiphanies of grief and laughter, an encyclopaedic knowledge of hip ephemera that’s never merely knowing, and a playful ear – which is, I note, an anagram of Paul Farley . . . What more do you want?’ Michael Donaghy