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PARAGRAPHS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

GRAHAM FULTON

Paperback 6" x 9" 147 pages ISBN 978-1-326-53275-8

A gathering of Paragraphs, detached retinas of life rising to the surface from out of the black blur of memory. Brief encounters with astronauts, bats, writers and baboons; random files from long gone decades spent walking the everyday mad streets of home and the dead ends of scattered nations, dissecting and recording and forgetting whatever it is that makes existence tick. The human equation. Absurdity, anxiety, hilarity, compassion, loss, violence, beauty. Spidery Einstein trails of clues and symbols forever stretching out for an answer. Always intangible, always brushing the fingertips of our minds for a moment then spinning away into the dark. 

From reviews of Paragraphs at the End of the World 

‘Expressionism prevails in Graham Fulton’s stunning sequence of prose-poems.Its Central Belt beat and the pace seems impossible to sustain but bloody hell, it never flags and the locations and visions are so varied that you feel none could be left out.’

Ian Stephen, Northwords Now 

‘A meditation on mortality, memory and meaning ... weighty subject matter which somehow floats in the spaces of a consciousness adorned with an absurd joy in life’s small pleasures, which ameliorate the horrors and the terrors, and give resilience to our beating human hearts. Not a single word is wasted ... a wonderfully rewarding read.’

Gutter

From reviews of Photographing Ghosts

‘A breathtaking appreciation of both the past and the present. The beauty and sincerity that has been applied to each poem in Photographing Ghosts makes this one of the finest collections Fulton has produced.’

Stephen Watt, Glasgow Review of Books 

From reviews of  Reclaimed Land

‘The effect is not so much like looking into Eduardo Paolozzi’s studio, at mass-production detritus preserved as art-material, and more like a glimpse into a ‘rich case history’, fin-de-siècle Vienna transposed to post-bellum Paisley, Sigmund Freud to RD Laing. The text is surrounded by uncaptioned photographs, which add a certain Sebaldian shimmer. Fulton is unmistakably a poet. He’s after the Ray Bradbury trick of inducing an air of cognitive estrangement that makes one nostalgic for a time not yet come.’

Brian Morton, Scottish Review of Books

From reviews of Continue

‘Funny, tender and exciting, Graham Fulton should be a household name.’

Jim Ferguson 

Graham Fulton’s books of poetry include Humouring the Iron Bar Man (Polygon, 1990), Reclaimed Land (The Grimsay Press, 2013), One Day in the Life of Jimmy Denisovich (Smokestack Books, 2014), Photographing Ghosts (Roncadora Press, 2014), Continue (Penniless Press Publications, 2015), and Brian Wilson in Swansea Bus Station (Red Squirrel Press, 2015). He is also co-author of Pub Dogs of Glasgow, Pub Dogs of Manchester and Pub Dogs of London, all published by Freight Books. He lives in Paisley.

 
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