Surprise arrived in the post today…contributor copy of Obsessed With Pipework No.92. Chuffed to have two poems in alongside poet chums Kitty Coles, Penny Sharman, Stephen Bone, Robert Nisbet & many other fine poets. Another great issue, thanks Charles and Katerina.
Delighted to have a poem in this beautiful Fragmented Voices anthology, alongside many poetry friends. Thank you Natalie Crick and Rue Collinge.
An absolute treat to have a poem ‘My Imaginary Mother’ published online by Atrium Poetry, one of my very favourite sites. Grateful thanks to its wonderful editors Holly Magill and Claire Walker.
You can read ‘My Imaginary Mother’ via this link: https://atriumpoetry.com/2020/11/17/my-imaginary-mother-paul-waring/
A pleasant surprise today to find I have two poems up at the wonderful Runcible Spoon webzine. I’m so grateful to editors Kathleen and David Strafford for giving these wildly imaginative poems, written during the first weeks of lockdown, a perfect home.
You can read ‘Postcard From a Stationary Tourist’ via this link: https://www.runciblespoon.co.uk/postcard-from-a-stationary-tou/4595076972
and ‘I Marry Tony Soprano’ via this link: https://www.runciblespoon.co.uk/i-marry-tony-soprano/4595076967
Very pleased to see my poem ‘Moonwatching’ up at the lovely Amethyst Review today. Many thanks Sarah Law.
You can read ‘Moonwatching’ via this link: https://amethystmagazine.org/2020/10/01/moonwatching-a-poem-by-paul-waring/
So pleased to make my debut on the wonderful Poetry Shed site today. Thanks to editor Abegail Morley.
You can read my poem ‘Swallowing Sunsets’ via this link: https://abegailmorley.wordpress.com/2020/09/18/paul-waring-swallowing-sunsets/
I’m having a truly beezer 63rd birthday today; good mood lifted even further by the arrival of these two beautiful Slice Of The Moon Books anthologies, each containing four (I know – get me!) of my poems, alongside many lovely poetry friends. Grateful thanks to editor Katie Metcalfe for producing these splendid books.
Following my publication in One Hand Clapping magazine yesterday, I have another poem ‘Water Stories’ published today in the wonderful Eunoia Review, an online magazine that has published a number of my poems since 2017. Grateful thanks as always to editor Ian Chung.
Here’s the link to read ‘Water Stories’: https://eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2020/09/11/water-stories/
Delighted that my poem ‘Edgeless’ is in the latest splendid issue of One Hand Clapping magazine alongside a stellar cast, including several poetry friends. My grateful thanks to editor Alan Humm. It’s well worth a read via: https://www.1handclapping.online/
Paul Waring: a poem
Today I lack spark
charmless as plain biscuits
sharp as a butter knife
in a doll’s house.
Then it hits:
my God I’ve lost my edge
not even a match
for Miss Brodie’s chrysanths
a barrage of bum notes
dull as a bell buried
halfway up Everest.
Today you might as well know
I’ll have nothing to say.
Paul Waring is a retired clinical psychologist from Wirral. His poetry is published in Prole, Atrium, Strix, Ink, Sweat & Tears, London Grip and elsewhere. Awarded second prize in the 2019 Yaffle Prize, commended in the 2019 Welshpool Poetry Competition, his debut pamphlet Quotidian is published by Yaffle Press.
Delighted that my poem ‘Substance’ features in the first issue of ‘192’, an online magazine that forms part of Colin Bancroft’s Poetry Directory site, a wonderful resource for poets (https://poetsdirectory.co.uk)
You can read Colin and Mary Ford Neal’s selection of poems by a host of excellent poets in Issue One via https://poetsdirectory.co.uk/192
Read ‘Substance’ via: https://poetsdirectory.co.uk/onewebmedia/Substance%20-%20Paul%20Waring.pdf