Paul Stephenson grew up in Cambridge. He studied modern languages and linguistics and then European Studies. He has spent many years living and working in France, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium. He completed the Jerwoord/Arvon mentoring scheme and has been published widely in magazines. His most recent pamphlet is Selfie with Waterlilies (Paper Swans Press, 2017). He has published two others: Those People (Smith/Doorstop, 2015) won the Poetry Business competition judged by Billy Collins while The Days that Followed Paris (HappenStance, 2016) was written in the wake of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.

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