Welcome to WaringWords, my poetry blog. I’m Paul Waring, a semi-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 began to study and write poetry for several years. However, I wrote little for the next 20 years due to full-time study and work as a Clinical Psychologist.

I started writing poems again in 2016 and joined Write Out Loud, a fantastic online community with a blog section where poets can post their work and both give and receive feedback.

In May 2016 I began to submit work for publication. Please see my Published Poems page for a full chronological listing.

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.