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

Saturday 4th May, 16:00
Cheltenham

Join two fantastic Seren poets, reading their work at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival. Ross Cogan’s startling collection Bragr (Seren 2018) connects with the dynamic dreamtime of nature and magic. The hauntingly beautiful poems reinvent Norse myth and legend to explore urgent environmental issues such as habitat loss and global warming. A rigorous intelligence meets an adept sensitivity in the debut collection by Paul Deaton. A Watchful Astronomy (Seren 2017). The poems offer a meditation on loss and renewal, and cast their gaze to the sky above, and the earth below. Tickets: £7.00/£5.00 (+...

Friday 22nd March, 10:30
Teignmouth

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.