Paul Edward Skirton is an English poet and author. Born in the city of Bristol he grew up attending local comprehensive schools. His interest in writing and poetry didn’t start until much later in life when he started writing little birthday verses for friends. His first serious poem “Strength” was written in that vein.
Since then he has written in earnest and amassed a large body of work.
Paul currently resides in Bridgwater Somerset. Paul’s aim is to bring poetry back to the ordinary man and spark a renewed interest in the genre.
Everything is Smoke is a book of poetry unlike anything written in recent years.The author uses plain language to invoke the most powerful senses – passion, pride, humour, whimsy – he takes you from the deepest grief to the highest exaltation and all stops in between. He takes raw emotions and i...