Paul Batchelor (England) read at the 2014 International Summer School, alongside Miriam Gamble.
Paul was born in Northumberland. He is a freelance writer and teacher, and regularly reviews for the Guardian, The Times and the Times Literary Supplement. He is currently Director of Creative Writing at Durham University.
In 2003, Paul received an Eric Gregory Award and in 2004 he was given the Andrew Waterhouse Award by New Writing North. In 2005 he was a winner of the Poetry Business Prize and his pamphlet, “To Photograph a Snow Crystal” was published by Smith/Doorstop in 2006. His debut collection, “The Sinking Road”, was published by Bloodaxe in 2008 and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2008 and the Glen Dimplex Prize for Best First Collection. His chapbook, “A Love Darg”, was published by Clutag Press in 2014.
His work has appeared in anthologies such as “Identity Parade” (Bloodaxe, 2010), “The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry” (Penguin, 2010), “When Love Speaks” (Vintage, 2011) and “Being Human” (Bloodaxe, 2011). He is the winner of the 2005 Poetry Business Prize, the 2009 Edwin Morgan Poetry Competition, the 2009 Stephen Spender Prize for Translation, and he was the Journal Culture Awards Writer of the Year, 2009. In 2018, he won the Editor’s Prize for Reviewing from the Poetry Foundation of America.
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