Paul Brookes was a shop assistant, security guard, postman, admin assistant, lecturer, and poetry performer with "Rats for Love." His work is included in "Rats for Love: The Book," Bristol Broadsides, 1990. His first chapbook was "The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley," Dearne Community Arts, 1993. He has read his work on BBC Radio Bristol and had a creative writing workshop for sixth formers broadcast on BBC Radio Five Live. Brookes has been recently published in Clear Poetry, The Bees Are Dead, Live Nude Poems, and others.