A welcome new selection of John Fuller's poems, taken from his last eight collections and spanning over two decades of work
This rich selection of John Fuller’s poems, made by the author himself, is taken from his last eight collections and spans over twenty-five years of work.
'Everything goes back to earth,' writes Fuller, 'But first it must dance / Dance to exhaustion.' His poems, brilliant in their dexterity and virtuoso in their use of form, engage with a spectacular range of subjects, revealing a dark, haunted imagination leavened by moments of exuberant levity.
Taken together, they form an elegant, enquiring and accomplished body of work, and one that confirms John Fuller as a significant and influential figure in British poetry.
“An excellent introduction to one of England’s greatest poets – an artist unafraid to combine intellect with sensuousness. After all, sometimes “poetry’s the only heaven we have”.”
Mark Sanderson, Telegraph
“Belong[s] on the shelf of every poetry lover ... Sustained and deeply felt”
Independent, Books of the Year 2012
Hugo Williams, Spectator