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Paul Sands

From Lincolnshire

Paul Sands was born in 1962 and was raised close to the River Trent in Nottingham. He attended comprehensive school in Selston. He worked from the age of 16 in the IT industry, between playing in noisy beat combos, for twenty-seven years until downsized and outsourced in 2006. After dallying with photography he now lives and work as a Learning Support Assistant at a colllege of further education in Lincolnshire. He self published his first collection of poetry, Ego...Ergo (ISBN 9781471758676), in June 2012. The summer of 2013 saw him publish a second collection entitled Scratch (ISBN 9781291525168) A third collection, provisional titled "from a to believe" is planned for the summer of 2014 Published in: The Nexxuss Volumes 17 & 18 (March / April 2012) / Inner Child Press: Hot Summer Nights Anthology (July 2012) / Forward Poetry Anthology: Near & Far (Autumn 2012) / Forward Poetry Antholgy Down: Memory Lane (January 2013) and various websites and webzines

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Top 5 poets

  1. Ted Hughes
  2. Brian Turner
  3. Diana Syder
  4. Andrew "Mulletproof Poet" Graves
  5. Simon Armitage

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