Paul Sutherland was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1947, and arrived in the UK in 1973. He was the founder of Dream Catcher, an international literary journal, and his own writing has appeared in countless anthologies, newspapers and periodicals. Paul has published eleven collections of his poetry since 1970, including Seven Earth Odes (Endpapers Press, 2004) and Spires and Minarets (Sunk Island, 2010). His eighth collection, Journeying, was published by Valley Press in October 2012. A monumental New and Selected Poems followed in September 2016, including highlights from forty-five years of writing. He has an MA in English Literature from the University of York, and became both a Sufi Muslim and a freelance writer in 2004. He lives with his wife in Lincolnshire. Ian Duhig says of his writing, 'He makes a poetry of contradiction: psychological and intellectual inquiry are matched by a ready emotional depth; epic and intimate scales overlap; its homeless and historically rooted; free and exact.'

You can purchase Paul's book, New and Collected Works at:

His new collection of poetry Children's Routes and Red Streamers is now available via Barnes and Noble for Canadian and American readers.

Listen to excerpts from his new book below:

Your grandma squeezes an empty dress
On Kollam Beach
My granddaughter battles the sea...
Unknown Girl
The Orphan's Birds





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