Paul Sutherland was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1947, and arrived in the UK in 1973. He is the founder of Dream Catcher, an international literary journal, and his own writing has appeared in numerous collections, pamphlets, anthologies, newspapers and periodicals. His New and Selected Poems was published in 2017 by Valley Press.He has an MA in English Literature from the University of York, and became both a Sufi Muslim and a freelance writer in 2004. He lives with his wife in Lincolnshire.
"Paul Sutherland makes a poetry of contradiction: psychological
and intellectual inquiry are matched by a ready emotional depth;
epic and intimate scales overlap; it's homeless and historically
rooted, free and exact."- Ian Duhig
"The poems are a beautiful evocation of landscape and longing. There is a great sadness in them, a feeling of an exile from a place that had once been home, but also a sense of alienation from a place which is now home. They capture beautifully the need to return and the knowledge that you never can... a superb collection."- Karen Maitland
"Paul Sutherland's masterful ability to travel between the abstract, almost philosophical layers of thinking and the very concrete, earth-like reminiscences, is something any reader will find fascinating."- Mario Susko
"Paul Sutherland is a poet who evokes so well the perspective of the foreign traveller who has eventually settled, almost without realizing it, in a land thousands of miles from his own. Paul's compelling way of telling stories in poetry opens the door widely and generously to the humanity of his world, which as we read on, becomes ours."- Ian Seed