Welcome to WaringWords, my poetry blog. I’m Paul Waring, a retired clinical psychologist living in Wirral, UK.

I’ve enjoyed a varied career, including owning and designing a menswear label ‘Art + Paul’ and being a singer/songwriter in several Liverpool bands. For much of the 1980’s I wrote lyrics for songs. In the early 1990’s I occasionally wrote poetry whilst studying and, later, working as a Clinical Psychologist.

In 2016 I began to write and study poetry full-time and submit poems for publication. A list of my published work can be found on the Published Poems page.

To date, I have had poems accepted for publication by Algebra of Owls, Amaryllis, Amble Magazine, Anapest/The Paragon Journal (USA), Atrium Poetry, Bonnie’s Crew Anthology, Clear Poetry, Domestic Cherry, Eunoia Review, Failed Haiku (USA), Foxglove Journal, Lighten Up Online, Marsden Jazz Festival (Poster Poem), Northampton Poetry Review, Peeking Cat, Plum Tree Tavern (USA), Optimum, Poetry Breakfast (USA), Poets Online (USA), Prole, Rats Ass Review (USA), Reach Poetry, Riggwelter, Scrittura Magazine, The Curlew, The Ekphrastic Review (USA), The High Window, The Lampeter Review, The Ofi Press (Mexico), The Open Mouse, The Red Ceilings, The Weekly Avocet (USA), The Writers’ Cafe Magazine, Three Drops from a Cauldron, Visual Verse, Wildflower Muse (USA), Wirral Festival Of Firsts Word Life, Wordlife Now Then Manc Magazine.

In November 2017 my poem ‘Edward Burra: The Snack Bar (1930)’ was nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize. My grateful thanks to publisher Anapest/The Paragon Journal.

Many thanks for visiting my site, I hope you’ll linger for a while and come back to  visit again from time to time.