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

MATT SIMPSON’s review of THE THEOLOGICAL MUSEUM (May 2005)

MATT SIMPSON’s review of THE THEOLOGICAL MUSEUM by Paul Stubbs (Flambard Press) (published in Critical Survey, May 2005) Stubbs is another kettle of fish. You need to read him with the sort of intelligent attentiveness you bring to a reading, say, of Donne. The Theological Museum is an astonishing debut. I have to admit, however, that, … 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