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Yossie Paul

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Yossie is a Nigerian-born writer who relocated to the UK at 13 years old. She holds a degree in Business Management, although her first love is literature.

Her writing deals with an ache, a longing for home—and the search goes on.

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Hiraeth: Selected Poems

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Ninth in my Lenten Epistles. [Yes, I missed two days, and I am ashamed of it. I attempted to make up for it by intensifying the private prayers. Whether this absolves me of my errors, I do not know; but I can hope for the best.] *** Today, we honoured my dearly beloved Granddaddy with […]


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“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.”
W.H. Auden, The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, Volume II: 1939-1948

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“In a way, you are poetry material; You are full of cloudy subtleties I am willing to spend a lifetime figuring out. Words burst in your essence and you carry their dust in the pores of your ethereal individuality.”
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“Milena - what a rich heavy name, almost too full to be lifted, and in the beginning I didn't like it much, it seemed to me a Greek or Roman gone astray in Bohemia, violated by Czech, cheated of its accent, and yet in colour and form it is marvellously a woman, a woman whom one carries in one's arms out of the world, and out of the fire, I don't know which, and she presses herself willingly and trustingly into your arms.”
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“If we're lucky, writer and reader alike, we'll finish the last line or two of a short story and then just sit for a minute, quietly. Ideally, we'll ponder what we've just written or read; maybe our hearts or intellects will have been moved off the peg just a little from where they were before. Our body temperature will have gone up, or down, by a degree. Then, breathing evenly and steadily once more, we'll collect ourselves, writers and readers alike, get up, "created of warm blood and nerves" as a Chekhov character puts it, and go on to the next thing: Life. Always life.”
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Yossie SO: I wrote a book!

It is due to be launched on Friday 25th September, and I have created a Goodreads page for it. Hiraeth Selected Poems by Yossie Paul

I am currently looking for reviewers. If you'd like to review the book, please get in touch at info@yossiepaul.com

Thank you!
I'm excited. :)


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