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Gemstones - Paul Sutton
Paul Sutton was born in London. He graduated from Jesus College, Oxford, worked in industry until 2004, then left to travel - and now teaches English in a secondary school.
His work has been widely published in UK and US journals.
The collection Broadsheet Asphyxia (Original Plus, 2003) explores instability, corruption and repulsion, using twisted narrative voices
His pamphlet The Chronicles of Dave Turnip (Original Plus 2009) conflates poetic and other fragmentation, using parodied self-mythologizing of crime.
This sequence concludes the 2010 collection Brains Scream at Night (from US press, BlazeVox, www.blazevox.org), which gathers material from various publications since 2003.
Two longer sequences of polemical work are available in a Salt anthology of poetry manifestos, Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh (2009).
His e-book Indigo not violet can be read on The Red Ceilings Press website (www.theredceilingspress.co.uk).
A set of related narrative poems are forthcoming in Rupert Loydell’s 2011 Knives, Forks and Spoons anthology Smartarse.