At the National Poetry Library, August 1st 2018

A recording from the National Poetry Library’s Special Edition series. Featuring a very special line-up of poets who have been seriously influenced by the revolutionary French poet Arthur Rimbaud – Niall McDevitt, Paul Stubbs and Blandine Longre, Penny Rimbaud accompanied on saxophone by Louise Elliot, and Jeremy Reed. Recorded in the National Poetry Library on Wednesday 1 August 2018.



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



On November 8, 2016, Paul Stubbs read from The End of the Trial of Man (Arc Publications, 2015) and The Icon Maker (Arc Publications, 2008). At Berkeley Books of Paris, Poets Live series.


At Berkeley Books of Paris, 2015

An Adam (and An Eve)
after “Two Studies of a Human Body”, 1975, by Francis Bacon.
From Paul Stubbs’ poetry collection “The End of the Trial of Man” (Arc Publications, 2015).


EX NIHILO by Paul Stubbs (extract)


The Birth of the Third Reich

After “Triptych 1976” by Francis Bacon
(for Blandine)



After ‘Three studies for a crucifixion’ 1962, by Francis Bacon

(poems published in The Wolf, the magazine for new poetry, London / New York, issue 23, June 2010).

other readings

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