What they say

Here is what they are saying about me and my books

We keep his book in the glove box of the touring van to read when stuck in traffic jams – it cheers us up’
– Kate Tempest

‘One of the strange things about the world around us is that we sometimes forget to notice it. Paul makes you notice it. That’s a kind of magic’
Michael Rosen

“Has an eye for the absurd. his views on life’s fleeting moments are poignant”
The Daily Mail (4 stars)

About ‘Catching the cascade’
“Exploring the motif’s of Childhood, love, consumerism, secondhand cars and his native North, Lyalls paints a breathless montage of warm and atmospheric images to absorb…there isn’t a word wasted…should be read and reread”
 The Book Trust 

“Lyalls has an unerring and endearing instinct for the absurd. However as with all the best comic verse, Lyalls most effectively uses humour to tiptoe across more uncomfortable human realities…Lyalls is never less than clarity itself, which allows me to be similarly clear in my wholehearted recommendation of such an engaging and unusual collection” Patrick Neate (costa Novel prize winner)
The London Review

“Like a classy box of Chocolates you can dip into without having to read the key”
National Association Of Writers

“I very Much enjoyed your deadpan, sparse-parse-verse. Matzeltov”
Will Self

“His performances brim with assurance and laconic flair…Throughout the poetry throws itself with wondeful rhythm and unpredictable turn of phrase”
Out Loud Review

The London Evening Standard –
‘Always charismatic’

Extremely good poetry, but smiles too much.
– John Hegley

Poetry with attitude… somewhere between Bradford and the Lower East Side
– The Independent

A very talented poet – The Stage

Very, very, very funny and very, very, very feel-good
– National Union of Students Magazine