One of eight wonderful collections, celebrating the best of Romantic poetry - also included in the series is Byron, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, Blake, Burns and Keats.
In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature.
Paul Farley was born in Liverpool in 1965 and studied at the Chelsea School of Art. He has published three books - The Boy from the Chemist is Here to See You (which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Award and a Forward Prize in 1998); The Ice Age (winner of the 2002 Whitbread Poetry Prize, and a Poetry Book Society Choice); and Tramp in Flames, which was short-listed for the International Griffin Poetry Prize. As a broadcaster he has made many arts and documentary programmes for radio and television, and has written four radio dramas. He also works as a teacher, and lives in north Lancashire.