Stuart Payne

26 June 1975 - Cape Town, South Africa
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Stuart Payne was born and lives in Cape Town, where he’s volunteered for the Off the Wall poetry group and Stanzas magazine. He studied English at the University of Cape Town, later taking French classes at the Alliance française du Cap and working in animal rescue. Having developed OCD and depression as a child, he frequently writes about memory and loss, both personal and historical, and the distance between minds, both human and animal. Conversely, other poems concern the pleasures of the moment and imagination. His poetry is metrical, and he's interested in the adaptability...

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