London Buddhist Centre
Poetry East - John FullerOn Wed, 17 September, 2014 - 12:00
Poet, novelist and critic, John Fuller has published 19 books of poetry. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, where for many years he was Tutor in English. His Collected Poems were published in 1996 (Chatto & Windus) and Stones and Fires of the same year won the Forward Prize. His book of poetry criticismWho is Ozymandias? and Other Puzzles in Poetry was published in 2011. His New Selected Poems came out with Chatto in 2012. The first of his seven novels, Flying to Nowhere (1983), won a Whitbread Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He is the author of W.H. Auden: A Commentary (Faber, 1998). He wrote the love lyrics for Nicola LeFanu’s The Tongue and the Heart (for soprano and cello), and the libretto for her opera Dream Hunter, premiered at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2012. He has published several collections of short stories, anthologies, edited texts, and books for children. His new collection of poems The Dice Cup is forthcoming.’No other living British poet has produced a body of work so entertaining and beautiful’ – Alan Hollinghurst in the TLS.