John Fuller

The Bone Flowers
  • The Bone Flowers

  • ‘When does a poem end?’

    In this rambunctious romp of a narrative poem, John Fuller taps out the rhythms of life against the riddle of time: from his story of opportunistic art-dealer Old Billy Emerald and his fabled Shakespeare manuscript, to the ghosts of great poets and remembrances of old friends.

    The Bone Flowers is a resonant celebration of the things we leave behind – in art, music and poetry – as well as a stirring memento mori to gather our rosebuds while we may.

John Fuller is an acclaimed poet and novelist, author of fourteen volumes of poems and several works of fiction. His 1996 collection, Stones and Fires, won the Forward Poetry Prize. His novel, Flying to Nowhere was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Whitbread Award. He is a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.