Paul is a poet, writer and storyteller. He’s been interested in alternative culture and music, place, protest and survival for as long as we can remember. Along the way he has been many things, including; punk, squatter, tour manager, freelance journalist, musician, improvisor, collaborator and a manager of an Elvis Presley impersonator. He studied the art of sleeping standing up and drinking lying down with nearly disastarous consequences. At our last count he has moved on average every eleven months, but only ever owned one tent.
He curates a locative storytelling project called Untold Boscombe and edits the poetry pamphlet Boscombe Revolution (Issue 1 co-edited with Simon McCormack). He has performed his work at The Royal Opera House, Womad, The Shelley Theatre and other venues across the south-west.
His publishing credits include Pens & Needles, Stride, Fit to Work: Poets Against ATOS, The Interpreters House, The Occupy Wall Street Anthology, London Lit Project, The Bath Lit Festival, Museum of Alcohol, Verba Vitae, M58 and the Noir Erasure Poetry Anthology. Paul is putting the final touches to a pamphlet collection to be published by erbacce press in early 2014.
Paul is based in Bournemouth and is an associate artist of Vita Nova.
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