Paul Henry is the author of nine books of verse. Originally a songwriter, he has performed his poems and songs at literary and music festivals in Europe, Asia and the USA. A popular Creative Writing tutor, he's presented arts programmes for BBC Radio Wales, Radio 3 and Radio 4.

2020 interview with Poetry Wales here

The Glass Aisle The Glass Aisle

"This haunting, elegiac collection, about music, and made of music, leaves a reader's mind full of phrases, in both senses - verbal, and tonal - and exactitudes that catch the heart and lodge in the memory" Gillian Clarke

"In this virtuoso new collection, Paul Henry, poacher-like, tracks the journeys of the heart through landscape, love and loss. He takes his place as one of the most important Welsh poets now writing." Carol Ann Duffy

Boy Running "An obsessive look at time and all the loss it carries... Henry's rich, wise and regretful poems should be better known than they are and this is a good place to begin." The TLS

"Henry is working at the core of lyric poetry, with love and loss and the 'deeper river'." The Poetry Review

Boy Running - shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2016.

The Brittle Sea The Brittle Sea: New & Selected Poems.
reprinted 2013, 2016.

"The Brittle Sea spans a sleek twenty years. Gesturing equally backwards and forwards, it marks Henry's quiet rise as a major lyric poet while whetting the appetite for what is sure to be a very rich later career..."
- 'Poetry Review'

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