Farley, Paul

(1965- )
   Born in Liverpool, England, he studied at the Chelsea School of Art. He was writer in residence at the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, from 2000 to 2002, and currently lectures in creative writing at the University of Lancaster. He also writes radio drama, and his play, When Louis Met George, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003. In 2004, he was named as one of the Poetry Book Society's "Next Generation" poets. He won the Arvon Poetry Competition in 1996 and his first collection of poetry, The Boy from the Chemist is Here to See You (1998), won the Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection. It was short listed for the Whitbread Poetry Award and won a Somerset Maugham Award. He was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 1999. His other publications: The Ice Age, 2002. Paul Farley Reading From his Poems, 2005. Some of his poems: "A Minute's Silence," "A Tunnel," "Duel," "Liverpool Disappears for a Billionth of a Second," "Monopoly," "The Lapse," "Treacle."
   Sources: British Council Arts (http://www.contemporarywriters.com). Poems by Paul Farley (http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/singlePoet.do?poetId=27). The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk).

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