Welcome to Waringwords

I’m Paul Waring, a poet living in Wirral, UK and this is my blog.

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 poetry full-time and began to submit poems for publication in May 2017. A complete 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), As Above So Below, Atrium Poetry, Beautiful Dragons Watch The Birdie Anthology,  Bonnie’s Crew Anthology, Clear Poetry, Domestic Cherry, Eunoia Review, Failed Haiku (USA), Foxglove Journal, Hedgehog Press, Here Comes Everyone, Lighten Up Online, Marsden Jazz Festival (Poster Poem), Marble Poetry, Nine Muses Poetry, Northampton Poetry Review, Now Then Manchester Word Life Magazine, Peeking Cat, Plum Tree Tavern (USA), Optimum, Poetry Breakfast (USA), Poets Online (USA), Prole, Rats Ass Review (USA), Reach Poetry, Riggwelter, Scrittura Magazine, Strix, The Curlew, The Ekphrastic Review (USA), The High Window, The Lampeter Review, The Ofi Press (Mexico), The Open Mouse, The Quality Of Mersey Anthology, 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.

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

Many thanks for visiting. I hope you’ll look in again from time to time.