Where in the World is Quorum? On The Poetry Of William Fuller

In a 1917 review of T.S. Eliot’s Prufrock and Other Observations, Ezra Pound writes that Eliot had ‘not confined himself to genre or to society portraiture.’ The collection exhibited an abstract and novel language that is today exemplary of an extraordinary, albeit staple, modernist vanguard verse. Quorum is William Fuller’s new collection of poetry and it inevitably locates itself in the ‘avant-garde’ poetry department – it’s unlikely that this book will be stocked by your local Waterstone’s. Yet, in the world of contemporary avant-garde poetry, these works are almost pastoral in their subject-matter: Urban life is transformed into otherworldly natural habitats, with cycles of day and night replacing digital clock faces or iPhones. Fuller is not interested in shouting a political message to the world; his writing is measured, restrained and quiet enough to coax the world closer to him: Friends,

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