Publications

This Naked Light is available from Troubador bookshop, Amazon,   
 or directly from Paul Matthews.
 
Sing Me the Creation SECOND EDITION (Hawthorn Press) 
Order directly from Booksource. Also available as an eBook.
“Your book is quite simply the best I have ever come across on Creative Writing. I think this is because it has a spiritual direction, and therefore makes senses overall. Most such books end up having no idea what it is all for. You show this, with great strength.” (Peter Redgrove).
Sing Me the Creation translated into Hungarian as Enekeld Meg a Teremtest (paidpagogos konyvek)

Words in Place (Hawthorn Press)
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The Ground that Love Seeks (Five Seasons Press) 
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Slippery Characters (Five Seasons Press) 
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With My Heart in My Mouth, an anthology (Rudolf Steiner Press)

Two Stones, One Bird, with Owen Davis (Smith Doorstop)

Verge (Arc Publications)

Anthologies: Earth Songs (Green Books); Children of Albion (Penguin); C’mon Everybody (Corgi); PEN Anthologies 1974 and 1975 (Hutchinson); Transformations (Rivelin Grapheme); Into the Further Reaches (PS Avalon); Soul of the Earth (Awen); Diamond Cutters (Tayen Lane Publishing); At Time’s Edge (Vaughan Association); Poems for a Liminal Age (SPM Publications).

This Naked Light is available from Troubador bookshop, Amazon,   
 or directly from Paul Matthews.

 
The book has five movements:
Conflagrations: The tongue is a fire, both for love and destruction.
Habitations: How can we feel at home if our things don’t speak to us or we fail to inhabit our moments?
Adorations: The women portrayed by Botticelli, Blake, Rembrandt and Vermeer step from their gilded frames and their light plays freely.
Dedications: A handshake is a holy place. Words are made new in our attention to each other.
Distillations: Dew gleams on oak leaves and the flanks of horses as the ‘I’ grows quiet. To speak the essential name of a thing is our peculiar pain and privilege.


Rooted simultaneously in language and soul, these poems have an uncommon warmth that lies in the ‘heart tradition’ of English poetry at its best”. Jay Ramsay

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