Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Mark Wilson about Ex Nihilo)

by Mark Wilson Review published in 3:AM magazine, Wednesday, March 30th, 2011. The poetry of Paul Stubbs is like a severe volcanic eruption within the landscape of British poetry. In fact, to say that this small corpus of work (as to date, three books) is part of ‘British poetry’ seems a massive perversion of terminology. … Continue reading

The Mirage of Poetic Evolution in Britain since Eliot

When does poetry begin to capitulate? turn back in on itself? When it fails to assimilate the new, the foreign, when in the words of Nietzsche in The Birth of Tragedy, the human remains in a perpetual state of individuation; or what in this country, England, has always been its burden, the totality of the influence … Continue reading

Gasoline – The Imaginary and the Pure

** ‘I think Corso is a more perfect poet, unique and independent of modes and manners’ – Allen Ginsberg ‘….it comes; I tell you, immense with gasolined rags and bits of wire and old bent nails, a dark arriviste, from a dark river within.’ – Gregory Corso ** by PAUL STUBBS It seems an almost … Continue reading