Paul Rowland graduated from the University of Warwick last year with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. He then went to Russia, where he taught English, worked for a newspaper, did some translation work for the Pushkin Museum, and helped train an all-male Russian theatre company perform Shakespeare in English. He is currently writing a novel, called Metro-3, based on his experiences of living in Moscow. The original short story can be found at the Absinthe Literary Review.
More poems from his sequences based on the symphonies of Gustav Mahler can be read at Stride Magazine.