New and Selected Poems
Published by Hearing Eye
“Packed with short, sharp, witty and irrverant observations.” – John Healy
“Bleedin’ fabulous” – John Cooper Clarke
“Time and again his dark humor hits the mark.” – Harry Eyres, Financial Times
“His stark and hard-hitting verse skillfully echoes the neuroses of life.” – Irish Post
“A kind of anti-Laureate who makes Philip Larkin sound life affirming” Robert Lloyd Parry, Ham & High
Poet and playwright Paul Birtill was born in Walton, Liverpool in 1960 and is half Irish. He moved to London in his early twenties and apart from a brief period in Glasgow has lived there ever since. His poems are read and published widely, including Aldeburgh and Ledbury literary festivals and most recently on Mark Tully's Something Understood, Radio 4.