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 order 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 … 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

‘A Wonderful Thing’ – a review of ‘FLESH’ (Stride magazine)

‘Challenging concepts, developed into a project-length exploration. A rarity in contemporary poetry; even the experimental scene is patchier in these than it should be. Paul Stubbs’ poetry is full of such ambition – pursued with a terrifying metaphysical and theological energy. It comes from an almost forgotten (and intensely unfashionable) idea of poetry as the threshold, … 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

The Black Herald 1 – Editorial (excerpt)

by Paul Stubbs (first published in The Black Herald, issue 1, January 2011) On July 2nd, 1914, the inaugural issue of Blast magazine was published in England, a project begun by the writer Wyndham Lewis, who hoped it would cement the reputation of the new ‘Vorticist’ movement – an English-speaking response to the new Italian avant-garde and … Continue reading

Let’s Get Visceral… (Nigel Parke about Ex Nihilo)

a review of Paul Stubbs’s Ex Nihilo by Nigel Parke (October 2010) I am in receipt of two volumes of poetry from the newly formed Black Herald Press. Blandine Longre and Paul Stubbs have taken the bold step into publishing and have begun by publishing their own recent work. I am yet to read Blandine Longre’s Clarities, though … Continue reading

The Vortex of Being

* CLARITIES Blandine Longre (Black Herald Press, 2010) * By Paul Stubbs * The word ‘metaphysics’ derives from the Greek words (metà) (‘beyond’ or ‘after’) and (physikà) (‘physics’), all of which went into the creation of Aristotle’s books on physics. But the term soon came to be questioned by Latin scholiasts who deemed it to … 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