Paul Evans

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Paul Evans was born in Cardiff in 1945, where his father was a vicar, although the family moved later to Surrey. He studied English at Sussex between 1963–5. In 1971, February, the first of his four full-length collections, containing work stretching back to the mid-1960s, was published by Fulcrum and received the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize from the Poetry Society in 1972. During the 1970s and 1980s he worked at many part-time academic, teaching and bibliographical jobs, but chiefly administered the American Studies Resource Centre at the Polytechnic of Central London, where he organised poetry conferences until 1988. In 1979, Evans moved to Liverpool, and worked both there and in London, including part-time work for the University of Liverpool and the Windows Project. Windows published The Mountain Suite, with illustrations by frequent collaborator Peter Bailey, in Liverpool in 1982, which dealt with his love of mountain climbing.

— excerpt from Robert Sheppard's introduction to this volume.

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