‘Funny and quite serious at the same time, these poems cast a fresh, ironic eye on contemporary life and find a wild variety of fields in which to play. The colloquial tone and satiric brilliance might make a reader wish to hear more, ideally over a pint or two’ – Billy Collins
Paul Stephenson was born and grew up in Cambridge, and currently lives in Paris. He studied modern languages and linguistics then European Studies. In 2013/14 he took part in the Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Scheme. His poems have appeared in Poetry London, The Rialto, The North, Magma, Smith’s Knoll and The Interpreter’s House. In the 2012 Troubadour poetry competition he won second prize. In 2014 he was one of the Aldeburgh Eight. He teaches at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.