Paul Deaton’s poems hinge on the earth’s turning, evocation of seasonal change and a watchful awareness of the universe that seeks a wider sense of placement; the path plotted is emergent: from family and lost love and from a heeded darkness. Sharp and succinct, they don’t seek comfort but relationship.
Paul Deaton was runner-up in the 2010 Arvon International Poetry Competition. His poems regularly appear in The Spectator, PN Review, The London Magazine, The Dark Horse Magazine, Gutter Magazine and anthologies. He has an MLiTT in Creative Writing
from Glasgow University.