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Paul Henry

Paul Henry

Paul Henry

(United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1959)
Paul Henry is the author of ten books of verse, including
The Brittle Sea: New & Selected Poems, Boy Running and Ingrid’s Husband.

Originally a songwriter, he’s performed his poems and songs at festivals in Europe, Asia and the USA. Henry is a popular Creative Writing tutor and has guest-edited Poetry Wales. He’s presented arts programmes for BBC Radio Wales, Radio 3 and Radio 4. Described by Carol Ann Duffy as “one of the most important Welsh poets now writing”, his later work has been widely anthologised and translated.

A performance version of his most recent collection, The Glass Aisle (Seren), featuring songs co-written with Stornoway frontman Brian Briggs, has toured UK festivals. Born in Aberystwyth, Henry is bilingual and now lives in the Black Mountains, Powys.

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The Glass Aisle
Boy Running
The Brittle Sea: New & Selected Poems
The Black Guitar: Selected Poems (India)
Ingrid’s Husband
The Breath of Sleeping Boys & other poems
The Slipped Leash
The Milk Thief
Captive Audience
Time Pieces

Mari d’Ingrid (L’Harmattan, tr.Gérard Augustin)
Ragazzo di corsa (Kolibris, tr. Chiara De Luca)
Il corridoio di vetro (Kolibris, tr. Chiara De Luca)
The Slate Sea (editor)


In English
Paul Henry
Poet’s own site.

Publisher’s site.

In English, Welsh
Welsh Academi
Information on Paul Henry.

[updated November 11, 2020]
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