My name is Helen Farish, and I’m a poet living in Cumbria. Here you’ll find poems from my three poetry collections,  The Dog of Memory (Bloodaxe, 2016), Nocturnes at Nohant: The Decade of Chopin and Sand (Bloodaxe, 2012) and Intimates (Jonathan Cape, 2005).

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"The title of Helen Farish’s new collection draws attention to her delight in quirky metaphor: the lover imagined as a library book, the woman as an idea, memory as a herding dog... A rare combination of elegiac feeling, humour, and earthy reminiscence characterises Farish’s poems." - Poetry Review.

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