Paul Stubbs received awards for his writing from the Society of Authors and Arts Council East and his second collection, The Icon Maker was published by Arc Publications in 2008 to great critical response. His poems have appeared in a variety of anthologies and magazines, including The Wolf, The Poetry Review, The Bitter Oleander, The Shop, Spolia, and the French literary magazines Les Carnets d’Eucharis and Nunc, and he has also reviewed for different publications (Agenda, Poetry Wales, The Wolf, 3:AM magazine, Poetry Nottingham…). Paul Stubbs has written a play, The Messiah, and English versions of two classical Greek plays, Euripides’ The Bacchae and Aeschylus’ Prometheus Unbound. He was invited to read his poems at various places, including the Seamus Heaney Centre in Belfast, the King’s Lynn Festival, in New York (Bowery Poetry Club), and Paris (Berkeley Books). A long poem, Ex Nihilo, was published in 2010 (Black Herald Press) and another long poem, Flesh, was published in 2013. His third poetry collection, The End of the Trial of Man, was published by Arc Publications in 2015. His latest book is a collection of poetical essays, The Return to Silence (Black Herald Press, 2016). He is also the author of a book of essays on Arthur Rimbaud, The Carbonized Earth. His forthcoming poetry collection, The Lost Songs of Gravity, is partly based on the religious writings of Simone Weil. With Blandine Longre, he co-edits The Black Herald, a bilingual international literary magazine based in London and Paris.