I'm a Shropshire poet, living in Much Wenlock. I deal with a wide range of subjects, in a variety of forms.

My blog, Paulemic, offers a commentary on culture and the news.

I have had a wide variety of books published, some of which are still available.

I have performed all over the West Midlands, and published a range of books and pamphlets

Examples of my work, and details of performances and publications, can be found in Poems and Plays. There are topical poems in Poems from the News.

I’ve been appointed poet in residence for the Wenlock Poetry Festival, 2016. One of the themes of the festival will be sonnets, and as part of the build-up I’m posting one of my sonnets each week between now and April. You can find them at http://www.wenlockpoetryfestival.org/sonnet-of-the-week/

I worked for thirty years in comprehensive schools, publishing many articles and books on education.

I have also won drama prizes, had scripts commissioned, and published collections of plays.

I’m a big believer in self-publishing, but I have to confess that it isn’t always as simple as it looks. See the cautionary tale of Print on Demand.

In 2014, I became interested in electro-sensitivity, which is complex, under-reported and fascinating.