Poems translated into French

Three poems were published in issue 40 of NUNC: ‘The Paralytic Child’ (‘L’enfant paralytique’), ‘The Paralytic Child and the Flood’ (‘L’enfant paralytique et le déluge’), ‘Evolution’ (‘Evolution’), in October 2016 (French translation by Blandine Longre).   http://corlevour.com/fr/revue/nunc-n%C2%B040-0   ***     Two poems were published in issue 5 of Les Carnets d’Eucharis: ‘ The Birth of God’ (‘la naissance … Continue reading

3 poems published in ‘Les Carnets d’Eucharis’

Imagining a Body, Afterworldsmen and Death of Utopia have been published along their French translation (by Blandine Longre) in issue 2 of the French poetry magazine Les Carnets d’Eucharis (2014 – editor Nathalie Riera). * Various reviews about this issue: http://www.recoursaupoeme.fr/revue-des-revues/les-carnets-deucharis-version-papier-opus-2/m-c-masset http://pierresel.typepad.fr/la-pierre-et-le-sel/2014/05/les-carnets-deucharis-carnet-2-2014.html http://www.sitaudis.fr/Parutions/les-carnets-d-eucharis-carnet-deux.php  

Flesh (a long poem)

Flesh Paul Stubbs introduction by Ingrid Soren Black Herald Press, 20 May 2013 130×170 – 54 pages – 10 € ISBN  978-2-919582-05-1 Order the book / Commander l’ouvrage ‘Stubbs is no slave to conditioning or convention: inventor as well as seer, and ignoring regulation, he stands far off looking over time and space from the perspective of … Continue reading

‘After the Flood’

A poem by Paul Stubbs, published in Poetry Salzburg Review, No 12 – Autumn 2007, is now available online, in the Poetry Library‘s free access non-profit-making online archive of English 20th and 21st century poetry magazines. * “And as the one last species gasps Its last, and the clouds like paper-bags implode, our soothsayers they get … Continue reading


Afterworldsmen (After ‘Triptych 1991’ by Francis Bacon) ‘Thus I too once cast my deluded fancy beyond mankind, like all afterworldsmen’ – Nietzsche ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’ **********************   Beyond Mankind – An irregular rib, and the susurration of un- used diaphanous muscles beginning now to twitch; your rib rupturing the larynx of the priest when, in … Continue reading


After Triptych, 1965 by Francis Bacon 1. A woman, unscripted, she bends into her flesh; fidgeting, squirming, contorted: As if the molten-metal from the mould of the swastika it was being intravenously fed into her veins… While Satan, upon his sunbed, grins. 2. Arms pinioned, the epoch is suspended. From the ripped-open gut spills the detritus of … Continue reading

Deathbed vision of Ungaretti

In the desert: the trinity like a mirage of some giant termite (using Adam’s lost rib as a pincer) Writing man’s last date into the sand. © Paul Stubbs   **********************   Vision d’Ungaretti sur son lit de mort Dans le désert : la trinité, pareille au mirage d’un termite géant (se servant de la … Continue reading


* Poems recorded at  The Seamus Heaney Centre, February 2008 After the flood – Head I – Paraphrasing the Dumb – Prayer – Seascape – The Paralytic child – The Pope departs his Heaven – The Scream * ********************************************************************** The End of the Trial of Man  (At Berkeley Books of Paris, April 30, 2015.) ********************************************************************** … Continue reading