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

THE RETURN TO SILENCE, and other poetical essays

THE RETURN TO SILENCE and other poetical essays Paul Stubbs Black Herald Press, December 2016 138 pages – 12 € – isbn 978-2-919582-16-7 * To purchase the book * ‘For nearly two decades (or perhaps millennia) Paul Stubbs has been engaged in the task of imagining what lies beyond the imagination…there is no guardrail to this kind … Continue reading

Anthony Seidman reviews “The End of the Trial of Man”

“Readers familiar with such long masterpieces by Stubbs as Ex Nihilo have become familiar with the taut and searing intelligence in his poetry. His poems often appear in open sequences or long pieces, and the characteristics they share most with each other is the same piercing intelligence that examines a question or obsession from multiple … Continue reading

PAUL STUBBS INTERVIEWED BY PAUL SUTTON (Stride magazine, Feb. 2015)

“Unique is a devalued term, especially in poetry. We’re drowning in unique voices, doing identical things. Paul Stubbs is the only English poet I think the term applies to. His work shows no interest in anything, except the poetic imagination. How it exists, and coexists, with his inner religious landscape. And what future his imagination can … Continue reading

The End of the Trial of Man

* * “No one is writing like this, or quite like this, or not that I have read recently in the English tongue.” —Stephen Romer   In this new collection of poems, Paul Stubbs re-imagines a future age of metaphysics, philosophy and post-religious terror; with the tutelary spirit of Francis Bacon hovering above each poem, his paintings … Continue reading

‘The Boundaries of Being’ – about W.S. Graham’s poetry (excerpt)

* Afterword first published, along with its French translation, in Les Dialogues obscurs / The Dark Dialogues, Selected poems / poèmes choisis, by W. S Graham (translated from the English by Anne-Sylvie Homassel & Blandine Longre, Introduction by Michael Snow / Afterword by Paul Stubbs – bilingual book, Black Herald Press, 2013, ISBN  978-2-919582-07-5) * “It is to be hoped that this … Continue reading

Flesh (a long poem)

Flesh Paul Stubbs introduction by Ingrid Soren Black Herald Press, 20 May 2013 130×170 – 54 pages – 10 € / £ 8.50 / $13 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 … Continue reading

The Black Herald, issue 3

The Black Herald Literary magazine – Revue de littérature Issue #3 – September 2012 – Septembre 2012 190 pages – 15€ / £13 / $19 – ISBN 978-2-919582-04-4 Poetry, short fiction, prose, essays, translations. Poésie, fiction courte, prose, essais, traductions. With / avec W.S Graham, Gregory Corso, Andrew Fentham, Louis Calaferte, Iain Britton, Jos Roy, Tristan Corbière, Michael … Continue reading

Ex Nihilo

Ex Nihilo, by Paul Stubbs Black Herald Press September 2010 120×160 – 48 pages – 8 euros ISBN  978-2-919582-01-3 To order  the book Read the reviews : Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Mark Wilson about Ex Nihilo) Let’s get visceral… (Nigel Parke about Ex Nihilo) The unleashment (Andrew O’Donnell about Ex Nihilo) Read an excerpt ***************** Ex Nihilo is an … Continue reading

The Icon Maker

The poetry of Paul Stubbs presents an original and unorthodox re-evaluation of religion and human existence, powered by a visionary impulse which, in The Icon Maker, sees the principal theological players in a world ‘beyond’ religion called to account and made to face uncomfortable transformation into corporeal beings. Resolute atheist, jaded sinner, ecclesiastical man – … Continue reading

The Theological Museum

(Flambard Press, 2005) Strongly championed by Carol Ann Duffy, Alice Oswald and John Wakeman among others, Paul Stubbs is very much a poet of the new millennium. His work reads like a report from some Beckettian post-world in the process of becoming detached from orthodox values and meanings. Stubbs’s ‘theological museum’ is a place where … Continue reading