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Paul Stubbs is the author of several poetry collections and books of poetical and philosophical essays. A selection of poems translated into French was published by Hochroth-Paris in 2019, and another bilingual collection, Une anatomie de l'icône, was released in 2022. His poems and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including The Wolf, The Poetry Review, The Shop, Poetry Wales, The Rialto, Poetry Salzburg, Agenda, Caesura, The Bitter Oleander, The High Window, and various French literary magazines such as Les Carnets d’EucharisNunc, Temporel, and Poésie / première. He has also reviewed for different publications (Agenda, Poetry Wales, The Wolf, 3:AM magazine, Poetry Nottingham…). Stubbs has also written  plays, among them Perfect Little Monster and The Messiah, as well as English versions of two classical Greek plays, Euripides’ The Bacchae and Aeschylus’ Prometheus Unbound.

With French translator Blandine Longre, he has translated texts by Victor Segalen (The Double Rimbaud, published in 2022), Jos Roy, Pierre Cendors, and Ernest Delahaye among others. He has been invited to read at the National Poetry Library, at Oxford University, at the Seamus Heaney Centre, at Kings Lynn Festival, and at various venues in New York and Paris. He also wrote the introductions of several books and has co-edited the bilingual literary magazine The Black Herald.

He received awards for his writing from the Society of Authors and Arts Council East; his poetry collection, The Lost Songs of Gravity, received a substantial grant from the Society of Authors.


Collections & individual works

The Theological Museum (foreword by Alice Oswald) Flambard Press, 2005

The Icon Maker, Arc Publications, 2008

Ex Nihilo, Black Herald Press, 2010

Flesh, Black Herald Press, 2013

The End of the Trial of Man, Arc Publications, 2015

The Return to Silence, and other poetical essays, Black Herald Press, 2016

Visions de l’Outre-monde, bilingual selection (translated by Blandine Longre), Hochroth-Paris, 2019

The Lost Songs of Gravity (with essays by Alice Oswald and Anthony Seidman), Black Herald Press, 2020

Une anatomie de l'icône / An Anatomy of the Icon (translated into French by Blandine Longre, with an introduction by the author), Black Herald Press, 2022

The Carbonized Earth, a study on Arthur Rimbaud, followed by Perfect Little Monster, a play in three acts, Black Herald Press, 2024

The Acceptance of Loss, an essay on Jack Kerouac, forthcoming

Beast, The Lost Chronicles (Broken Sleep Books, 2024, forthcoming)


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