Paul Deaton

Paul Deaton was born in London and raised in Wales. He was runner-up in the Arvon International Poetry Competition 2010 and winner of the SaveAs Writers International Poetry Prize 2016. His work appears regularly in The Spectator, is included in York Notes for GCSE study guides and is featured in various magazines and anthologies including PN Review, The London Magazine, The Dark Horse. A novel started on his MLiTT at Glasgow University was recently finished. A keen runner, he has a first degree in psychology, works freelance in publishing and is a counsellor in training in Bristol.

A Watchful Astronomy (forthcoming from Seren, October 2017) is his debut collection, and a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.





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Author Events

Friday 22nd March, 10:37

Paul Deaton will be appearing at the Teignmouth Poetry Festival with ​Julie-ann Rowell & Ronnie Aaronson. Paul's collection A Watchful Astronomy (Seren 2017) is a Poetry Book Society recommendation.  

Sunday 18th November, 14:00 to 16:30

The Sunday Sessions are twice-monthly evenings of music and live poetry readings at Octavo’s Book Café & Wine Bar, Cardiff Bay. In this event, two poets will be taking the stage: multi-award-winning poet Rhian Edwards, author of Wales Book of the Year winner Clueless Dogs and Brood; and Paul Deaton, whose debut collection A Watchful Astronomy is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. The event will start at 2:00pm sharp.