Paperback 6" x 9" 125 pages   ISBN 978-0-244-96088-9 Published Feb 2018

2016 and 2017. Years in which the world seemed to settle ever deeper into a spiral of collective craziness and waste. Years of casually barbaric war, desperate refugees, ‘Breaking News’ terror attacks, man-made tragedy, corporate indifference and the grotesque election of a vengeful, narcissistic, imbecile president by a supposedly intelligent nation. Dystopia becoming commonplace. These poems are a surgery of the human condition, an exploration of the helplessness and uneasiness of being alive in these machine-dependent times of selfishness and superficiality. Edgy, skeletal poems juxtaposed with poems of clear lyricism. Poems of universal turmoil and personal loss. An offering of rhythms and words trying to make themselves understood against a deafening backdrop of inevitability, foreboding for the future. Or, possibly, there really is nothing out there to fear, and something good will always happen.


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 

From reviews of Upside Down Heart

‘Disarmingly, bewitchingly tender. One of this work’s most defining qualities

is its seeming immunity to cloy, something, rather like Edwin Morgan, that

makes him a sensational and original poet of love.’

Gutter Magazine 

From reviews of One Day in the Life of Jimmy Denisovich

‘Striking and precise imagery … refined lyricism. Fulton is a poet who seems to speak

from inside the moment, and some of these poems are endowed with the aim of picking

apart time itself, to analyze, escape from, or overcome it.’

The Recusant 

Graham Fulton is a Scottish poet, publisher and live performer. His full-length collections include Humouring the Iron Bar Man (Polygon, 1990), Open Plan (Smokestack Books, 2011), Brian Wilson in Swansea Bus Station (Red Squirrel Press, 2015), Paragraphs at the End of the World (Penniless Press Publications, 2016) and Equal Night (Salmon Poetry, 2017). His work has been translated into several languages including French, Romanian and Spanish. He chooses to live in Paisley.

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