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  • Published: 3 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473576711
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 80
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Asleep and Awake




An autobiography in poems from one of our most seasoned and thoughtful poets

An elegant collection of personal poems that celebrate a long creative life.

Here are lovely lucid poems about childhood ('In War Time'), about John’s father, poet Roy Fuller ('In Whose Head)', and a wonderful long sequence about meeting his wife Prue at Cambridge and building their lives together ('Before We Met -- and After'). In the centre of the book, is a powerful sequence about the Gaza Seige, which feels immediate and urgent and reminds us again that the political is personal, and vice versa.

  • Published: 3 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473576711
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 80
Categories:

About the author

John Fuller

John Fuller, born in Ashford, Kent, is an acclaimed poet and novelist. His collection Stones and Fires (1996) was awarded the Forward Prize; Ghosts (2004) was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award for Poetry; The Space of Joy (2006) was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award, and The Grey Among the Green (1988), Song & Dance (2008) and Pebble & I (2010) were all Poetry Book Society Recommendations. His 1983 novel Flying to Nowhere won the Whitbread First Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has also written collections of short stories and several books for children. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.

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