Unlikely Stories Presents

PAUL D. MCGLYNN reminds me of my father, for some reason

To the Unlikely Stories home pageSweet, sensitive, and bitingly sad, the romantic poems of Paul D. McGlynn explore the triumphs and tragedies that happen not only between the sheets, but between the hearts of human beings. He discusses hopeless love and misguided lust, with poems that encourage us to take what we can get, and to be unsurprised if it all goes to hell.

Paul says, "I've had poems accepted by over 190 journals in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including The Ledge, Bogg, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Chiron Review, Poetry Motel, and The Brobdingnagian Times. My chapbook, Magical Regression, was published by AlphaBeat Press. I've had three poems nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

"I'm a retired professor of literature and creative writing, but I'm not really an academic poet. The greatest influences on my work have been the poems of William Blake, Allen Ginsberg, and Wallace Stevens. Other influences have been art, travel, and love (not necessarily in that order), plus growing up in Detroit." Drop him a line at pdmcglynn@yahoo.com.

Paul's works here at Unlikely Stories are:

Nights with Melody
Classic Tradition
Sweet. With Flies
Love's Plague