Paul Deaton was runner-up in the 2010 Arvon International Poetry Prize judged by Carol Ann Duffy and winner of the SaveAs Writer’s Prize 2016. Regularly published in The Spectator, and magazines, e.g. PN Review, The London Magazine, The Dark Horse, and is included in York Notes GCSE study guides. His debut collection, A Watchful Astronomy (Seren) published October 2017, is a Poetry Book Society winter recommended read.
Paul’s poem for Dusk, Brunel’s Bridge at Dusk, will be read at Bristol, but as it is already published will not appear in the anthology.