John Paul is a poet, photographer and writer living in the City of Liverpool and has written 20 books and collaborations including the well known anthology of poetry “In Violet” and and is the official biographer of two Italian saints: Clare of Assisi and Gemma Galgani of Lucca.
the 1970’s at the Laird School of Art in Merseyside led to a long career as a photographer firstly in forensics (yes the scary stuff of “Silent Witness”) then general phototography and film making. John Paul also spent twelve years on Kensington
Palace’s royal photographic rota with Her Royal Highness Diana - Princess of Wales and over the years has featured on television, radio and as a real life character in Blake Morrisons book of stories "Too True"
Poem of the Moment
A New Clear Day
The early morning clear violet sky
turned suddenly brighter
than a thousand suns
people caught … fraught … unaware
in the dust of a blistering heat
odours arose to dull the senses
a pain … a pounding
and then …. serene