Tag Archives: Paul Stubbs

The Black Herald #2: Carbon based passion – Part 2

In a recent essay, Paul Stubbs wrote: “The poet of the 21st century will, like any animal, be subject only to the continuing process of adapting to his own biological environment, to create a poetry that must strive in its imagination to actually affect the planetary balance (…) The pen in the hand today need […]

The Black Herald #2: Freedom from the necessity of success – Part One.

It is the ambitious hopes of editor poets Blandine Longre and Paul Stubbs that The Black Herald only publish works that are: “… vital and original, and above all else, might well incubate itself to the exterior world of publicity – though this is the hope of the editors, not necessarily the writers themselves.” They […]

Poet Paul Stubbs: the primordial cry.

I’m reading The Black Herald #2 in preparation for a review. I wanted to share this quote by Paul Stubbs in his excellent introduction to the magazine (about which I will wax lyrical later) “… It must at all costs remain the brutal single-mindedness of the writer to endure and locate what Paul Celan described […]

Tomas Tranströmer wins the Nobel Prize for Literature 2011

I hadn’t read much of surrealist poet  Tomas Tranströmer until recently when a revived interest in Poetry (thank you Blandine Longre and Paul Stubs) had me engaging with my google search bar and my ‘great contemporary poets’  generic feed. I’m glad I read some, because he won the Nobel Prize for Literature today (anyone who […]