Released on 29 November 2018.

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Tramp in Flames

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2007 Short-listed

T. S. Eliot Prize

2007 Short-listed

Griffin International Poetry Prize

2006 Short-listed

Forward Prize for Poetry Best Collection


A Poetry Book Society Recommendation

Following the exceptional acclaim for his first two books, Paul Farley might have been forgiven for resting on his laurels with his ‘difficult third’ – but Tramp in Flames instead finds him driving his formal ambition and remarkable imagination harder than ever.

A book of considerable emotional daring and sometimes Wordsworthian sweep, Tramp in Flames is the work of a meticulous archivist of our cultural memory, and sets the palimpsest of the present hour on a light-box. It also shows Farley rapidly becoming one of the definitive English voices of the age.