The Atlantic Tunnel: Selected Poems

Some similes act like heat shields for re entry to reality a tramp in flames on the floor We can say Flame on to invoke the Human Torch from the Fantastic Four We can switch to art and imagine Dali at this latitude doing CCTV surrealism We could compare him to a protest monk sat up the way he is From Tramp in Flames With his free flowinSome similes act like heat shields for re entryto reality a tramp in flames on the floor.We can say Flame on to invoke the Human Torchfrom the Fantastic Four We can switch to artand imagine Dali at this latitudedoing CCTV surrealism.We could compare him to a protest monksat up the way he is From Tramp in Flames With his free flowing and musical takes on popular and hidden culture, Paul Farley has emerged in the last decade as one of Britain s most imaginative and formally gifted young poets He engages with the commonplace and the overlooked, the absurd and the catastrophic, the scientific and the mythic, in ways that make us stop and think again about what it is to be living in this world at this particular time.With The Atlantic Tunnel, Farley is well on his way to becoming one of the definitive English language voices of the age.
The Atlantic Tunnel Selected Poems Some similes act like heat shields for re entry to reality a tramp in flames on the floor We can say Flame on to invoke the Human Torch from the Fantastic Four We can switch to art and imagine Dali at

  • Title: The Atlantic Tunnel: Selected Poems
  • Author: Paul Farley
  • ISBN: 9780865479173
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Atlantic Tunnel: Selected Poems”

    1. The Atlantic Tunnel seemed a little inexpressive. My lusterless reading couldn't escape the picture of turgid and thick ocean the title created for me, the heaving shift of dark water and cold as heavy as iron. Farley's poems couldn't lift me out of that oppressive undercurrent. They made me feel enclosed, trapped. One of the more striking poems here, "North Atlantic Corridor," bristles with many of these characteristics and images. Even my favorite focuses on the worst London winter in decades, [...]

    2. I was really excited to read this--I had read Farley's poem "Dependants", which was in the Poem-A-Day email from Poets, and I absolutely loved it. The rest of the book didn't really live up to the promise of that poem for me. Some of the poems were really lovely, and others just didn't strike me at all. I'm glad I read it, but I'm also glad I got it from the library instead of ordering a copy to keep.

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