paul farley

i recently did an interview with the poet paul farley. it's in the guardian this weekend. i really do think you should read it and then go the nearest good bookshop and buy a volume or two of his poetry.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/apr/03/mark-haddon-paul-farley-conversation

actually, i think you should buy more poetry of all kinds. i think we should all buy more poetry of all kinds. i've been commuting to rehearsals of polar bears recently and it's struck me, once again, that i have never seen anyone reading poetry on the train or the tube, even though it seems the perfect form of literature for the kind of life in which there are brief moments of respite between long stretches of busyness. it really is the only way you can experience a masterpiece in its entirety between baker street and southwark.