Paul Brookes has been a shop assistant, security guard, postman, administrative assistant, lecturer, and poetry performer. His work was included in Rats for Love: The Book (Bristol Broadsides, 1990). His first chapbook was The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley (Dearne Community Arts, 1993). He read his work on BBC Radio Bristol and had a creative writing workshop for Sixth Formers broadcast on BBC Radio Five Live. Recently published in Blazevox, Nixes Mate, Live Nude Poems, The Bezine, The Bees Are Dead and others.
His forthcoming chapbooks are The Spermbot Blues (OpPRESS, 2017) and The Headpoke, and illustrated chapbook by Alien Buddha Press.
Writing is seen as a form of silence
so everything is read aloud,
traffic signs, shopfronts, TV and radio
are talked over the top of all the time.