Paul Maddern

" Poet and Teacher "




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Cultural Organization

What do you do in your creative field?

I have 4 poetry collections with Templar Poetry (Derbyshire). I taught CW at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Belfast, and the University of Leeds.

What year did you start creating?


What influences your work? What makes it unique?

Leading Irish poet Sinead Morrissey writes: his poetic vision complicates standard narratives concerning Irish poetry in important and sustaining ways

Anything Else?

Collections: Kelpdings, The Beachcomber's Report, Pilgrimage, The Tipping Line. I have received 2 Bermuda Government Literary Awards and was shortlisted for Ireland's Shine/Strong Award for Best First Collection. My poem, Effacé, is on the Northern Irish GCSE syllabus. Editor, Queering the Green: Post-2000 Queer Irish Poetry (2021, Lifeboat Press). I own and operate The River mill Writers Retreat in County Down, Northern Ireland.