Quorum

William Fuller

William Fuller

Distributed for Seagull Books

53 pages | 5 x 8 1/2 | © 2012
Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9780857420916 Published May 2013 World sales rights except India

Quorum, the latest book from William Fuller, is a collection of vivid detours and deadpan visions arranged into forty-five sonnet-like poems. Employing an ear “that hears not what the eye / sees not, in detail,” the poet makes his rounds through a menagerie of abstract persons and personified abstractions, carefully feeding them “their weight in flowers,” to achieve the idiosyncratic consistency of a world transected by allusive filaments of “clouds that don’t exist.” Metaphysical wit freezes up the system and then gives it a liquidity. But “there’s a trace of something else that slips in,” which the poet seems at pains to not identify. If it’s not quite song, neither is it simply irony, nor is it a desire to exceed these, although all are required to make a quorum.

 
"Fuller’s work is engaging on a deep level like only the great works are. [D]efinitely one of the best books that I have come across lately and is one that should be on any reader’s shelf."—William Allegrezza on Watchword

Cal Bedient, Boston Review | on Hallucination
"Books of the caliber of Hallucination come along rarely. Books that both puzzle and dazzle at first, then prove better and better with each re-reading. Books with a passion to get the spirit right. . . a masterpiece."
Contents
1.
Plastic Nature
Accrued Fallacy
All Times Imperfect
Fandango
The Lecture of the Sheep
Order
Phronesis
The Commentary Begins
Consensual Dissolution
The Sixth Door
Previously Published
Beyond the Softened Stance
Inchoate Remainder
Puyana
Quorum

2.
Hecatompylos
(I am the) Gorgon
Set Me Free
Other Ethics
Waywardness
White Sky
New Garden
Do So Personally
Evening Dies Insane
Affable Speech
R
Ride On
Bolero
Absenteeism
Power Of Appointment

3.
The Other Campground
The Foregone
Time Study
Planetary Shade
Phases of the Sun
Moderation
Equitization
Woodland Bop
John Willard
Estray Book
Snake Hood
Lefèvre d’Étaples
Marcel Tjahe
Magic Hill
The Lost Community Sutta
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