Paperback 6" x 9" 107 pages ISBN 978-1-326-18276-2

Itís a world of madness, but we have to keep going. We have to keep taking whatever this life throws at us, and somehow arrive at the end happily intact. Graham Fultonís collection, using new poems, and poems selected from two previously published pamphlets, stumbles and careers through a geography of absurdity and tenderness, defeat and hope, obsession and paranoia. A real breathing world populated with drunks, Daleks and devil dogs; Proust-loving football supporters and road rage maniacs. A pre-apocalyptic wasteland of glittering fragments that come together to make completely no sense. All we can do is Continue.

Scottish poet Graham Fulton has been published extensively in Europe and the USA in magazines and anthologies such as Edinburgh Review, Ambit, Stand, Gutter, Staple, The North, Dream State: the New Scottish Poets and The Poetry Book Society Anthology. His seven critically acclaimed full-length collections are Humouring the Iron Bar Man (Polygon, 1990), Knights of the Lower Floors (Polygon, 1994), Open Plan (Smokestack Books, 2011), Full Scottish Breakfast (Red Squirrel Press, 2011), Reclaimed Land (The Grimsay Press, 2013), One Day in the Life of Jimmy Denisovich (Smokestack Books, 2014) and Photographing Ghosts (Roncadora Press, 2014).

Heís also produced over 15 pamphlets, and is co-author of Pub Dogs of Glasgow which was published in 2014 by Freight. He is a contributor to the anthology of translated Palestinian poetry called A Bird is Not a Stone published by Freight in 2014.

ĎA masterclass in not overburdening the poetry with its subject. The language defines objects straightforwardly but thoughtfully, with an engaging individuality and easy lyricism. All this, and itís fun.í


ĎAn attempt to make sense of the spectacle of the absurd jagged free verse lines with a subtle but pointed Ė and often downright amusing Ė old punkís gloss.

Glasgow Review of Books


ĎGraham Fulton is one of our most productive and inventive poets always experimenting and refining new ways of elegantly and stylishly sucking you in. Fultonís poetry unfailingly sends you spinning round in a sort of transparent whirlpool.í