The Boy from the Chemist is Here to See You

Paul Farley

1999 Nominee

Whitbread Poetry Award

1999 Winner

Somerset Maugham Award

1999 Winner

Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award

1998 Winner

Forward Prize for Poetry Best First Collection

24 April 1998
64 pages


‘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