The Suburban is a collection of stories and poems by Paul Cree, charting ten years of performing regularly on the UK Spoken Word circuit. The material speaks of his own commuter-town upbringing to living in the Big Smoke itself and the inevitable trials and tribulations that come with it. From low paid jobs to relationships, education, class, football, music and manhood; all told in Paul’s very own, unique voice and style.
Available April 3rd
"Paul's that guy. He tells it how it is. And it's like, 'Rah. That's how it is.' He writes as well as he drinks: well." Conrad Murray, artist
"Unpretentious, funny, honest, insightful: Paul Cree's performances - and now, his stories and poems on the page - offer snapshots of unheralded outer-London life, of Streets of Rage, The Sun and sick trainers, of BBQ Hula Hoops and a big heart. He is a unique vooice, and I love it." Brian Logan, Artistic Director of Camden People's Theatre
"There are not many as genuinely honest and authentic as Paul Cree. He is what I call a proper writer. Unbelievers might comment on the sound of his voice. But they are not listening properly. His handwriting and spelling are a disguise for the thing that is hidden beneath. His outstanding talent is buried treasure. He is a poetic pirate, a working class superhero, a slinger of word webs, with the skill of being able to spin the world backwards with his stories and his voice. He makes me believe magic exists. " Dan Cockrill, Bang Said The Gun