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The Mizzy by Paul Farley

The Mizzy

Paul Farley

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Category: Poetry, Non-fiction
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 17 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9781529009804

A new collection from one of the leading English poets writing today, Paul Farley

5 stars out of 5
Kate Kellaway
27 Oct 2019

"Farley does not let his poetic mastery mask the possibility that technology is mastering him – and us"

You can never predict how – or where – a Paul Farley poem is going to land. This hugely enjoyable collection The Mizzy (nickname for a mistle thrush) is, among other things, a birder’s book... Like Clare, Farley is comradely towards nature, his bird’s-eye view is respectful, his anthropomorphism not belittling... But he has his own wit and singular insights... This collection is a stirring miscellany... Farley does not let his poetic mastery mask the possibility that technology is mastering him – and us.

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