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Paul Batchelor

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Books by this author: The Acts of Oblivion
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  • English poet and critic Paul Batchelor’s first collection of poems, The Sinking Road, was published by Bloodaxe in 2008. A chapbook, The Love Darg, was published by Clutag in 2014. He has won the Times Stephen Spender Prize for Translation and the Edwin Morgan International Poetry Prize. His reviews have appeared in the New Statesman, the Guardian, Poetry, and the Times Literary Supplement. He is Director of Creative Writing at Durham University.
    Praise for Paul Batchelor 'This is a substantial and challenging collection that covers a terrific range of theme and subject matter...a formal tour-de-force. All through this book there is a strong sense of form from free verse to the ballad. Here is a collection that performs that rare fear of making the reader both think and feel. A cracking good collection.'

    Steven Waling, The High Window

    'Substantial and very impressive...Batchelor's gifts have long been apparent: now that he has served them with such formal power, range and subtlety, who in his generation will take up the challenge offered?'

    Sean O'Brien, Times Literary Supplement

    'The poetry is lively, full of flair, yet reveals deeper currents of love and loss...This is a rewarding book, rich in allusion and strength of purpose. Above all, the poetry is refreshing and energetic, revealing a powerful voice.'


    'the most accomplished poet of his generation'
    Andrew McNeillie
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