Mat Riches’ review of my pamphlet ‘Quotidian’ is up at Sphinx. I couldn’t have hoped for more insightful, positive, first words about my debut pamphlet. Thank you Mat, I’m incredibly grateful. https://sphinxreview.co.uk/index.php/943-paul-waring-quotidian
I read at the 2020 Wirral Poetry Festival launch last night in West Kirby. Lovely words of introduction from festival organiser Judy Ugonna, wonderfully compered by Steve Regan and fine readings from poets on the theme of ‘Spirit Of The North’. Thanks to Ali Harwood for this photo.
Thrilled to learn my poem ‘Unfinished’ has been accepted by London Grip, a wonderful online magazine, for inclusion in their March issue.
Thrilled to hear my poem ‘No Prizes’ has been accepted by Prole, my favourite print journal. Always an honour to feature among its top quality prose and poetry. Issue 30 is due out in May.
Delighted to see my poem ‘A Conference Of Crows’ up at The Beach Hut, an interesting new online magazine publishing quality coastal-themed poems. Grateful thanks to the editorial team.
Delighted to have two poems accepted for inclusion among a stellar list of poets in the forthcoming Green Fields anthology, published by The Poetry Village. Thanks to editors David and Nick. I’m looking forward to the launch in March.
A bit late posting this but I had a fabulous afternoon in December as a co-headliner (alongside my great friend Pat Edwards) at Word Club Christmas event held in the warm and welcoming Chemic Tavern pub in Leeds. Many, many thanks to Mark Connors and Gill Lambert for organising the event and for inviting me. What an atmosphere! And so great to spend time with fellow Yaffles Pat (& Mike!), Michael Farren, Matt Nicholson, Kathleen Strafford, Ian Harker, Terry Simpson and Linda Marshall plus so many others including Edwin Stockdale, Moira Garland, Sarah L Dixon, Andy Humphrey and Joe Williams. So many excellent poets together on an afternoon to remember.
3 years ago to the day I suddenly got the urge to start writing poetry again after a gap of about 20 years. This was after I went into the loft to look for my folders of poems from 1990-96 and realised they’d gone missing, maybe lost when we moved home. I think the shock and disappointment fired me up to get started again. Every cloud, eh? ☁️ ☁️ 😀
So pleased my poem ‘What Lies Beneath’ is included alongside many fine pieces in this latest Writers’ Cafe Magazine on the theme of ‘masks’. Thank you to editor Marie Lightman for another excellent collection 🙏
Here’s me reading ‘This Friday Afternoon’ at Black Light Engine Room (BLER) held in Off The Ground Coffee, Middlesbrough last September. I was one of four guest readers invited by organiser p.a.morbid that night, the others were my talented poetry friends Zöe Sîobhan Howarth-Lowe, Joe Williams and Andrew Talbot. Thanks to organiser p.a.morbid for filming and posting this YouTube clip.