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Authors: Graham Fulton

Published by Smokestack Books

ISBN: 9780956417565

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Alice in Wonderland meets David Brent: exploring the humdrum of 9-5 office work.

These days most of us earn our daily bread sweating over spreadsheets, agendas and unanswered e-mails. There are 10 million office-workers in the UK, sharing over 200 million square metres of office space. And yet office work has rarely been the subject of poetry. Graham Fulton writes with wit and compassion of the world of e-mails, post-its, tea-breaks and sickies, of the little rituals, the red tape and the flexi hours, punctuated by moments of mayhem.

“Here’s a poet who explores the world with wit, irony and intelligence...”
David Crystal

Graham Fulton has been writing poetry since the 1980s when he co-founded the influential Itinerant Poets performance and publishing group. His poetry has been published in the likes of The Rialto, Other Poetry, Poetry Scotland and The North, as well as in the anthologies Scotlands (Carcanet, 2004) and Scottish Poems (Macmillan, 2007). He now runs Controlled Explosion Press. His previous collections include Humouring the Iron Bar Man, This, Knights of the Lower Floors, Ritual Soup and Other Liquids, Inner Circle and Pocket Fugues (2009). He lives in Paisley.
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