"One of Britain’s most important and original poets"
"Sutherland is as much inwardly as he is outwardly reflective on matters of heart and place. A writer of considerable talent and grace you are always rewarded with reading his poetry and prose"
Latest Book with Chaffinch Press
Children's Routes and Red Streamers
Children's Routes and Red Streamers is a new collection of reflective poetry from Paul Sutherland whose career spans several decades. A truly remarkable writer, his New and Selected Poems was chosen by The Morning Star as one of the top 10 books in 2017 .
My granddaughter battles the sea with a red plastic spade. On BBC Radio Lincolnshire
On Siren Radio with Samantha Maw
About Paul Sutherland
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 eight 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 2012, then again in a second edition in October 2020. A monumental New and Selected Poems, also from Valley Press, including highlights from forty-five years of writing, was released in November 2017.
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.
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