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by John McCullough (Author)
Pighog (Volume Editor)



ISBN: 9780954244378


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It is a delight to see McCullough’s polyvocal talents at play as he conjures the promiscuous, transitory beauty of the Brighton area. The title suggests airiness, but this would be to simplify the sense of elegant suspension which results from the author’s willingness to share the task of ascribing meaning with his readers. He has the confidence to let change and movement dictate the flow of his words.

Whether writing of clouds themselves, or earthier impressions that flash by like scenes viewed from the window of the Brighton Express, McCullough combines a naughty sense of humour with a childlike awe which is honed rather than diluted by his intellect and lyrical flexibility.

This is observational poetry at its refreshing and tender best, leaving the reader envigorated by a lasting sense of light, colour and movement.

The poems in "Cloudfish" not only focus on the shifting qualities of water and trans-Atlantic relationships but also on wider processes of metamorphosis, travel and change. This chapbook gathers together new work and poems from John McCullough's debut pamphlet "Unplugged at Cafe Atlantic".


ISBN 954244370
ISBN13 9780954244378
Publisher Pighog Press
Format Paperback
Publication date 01/01/2007
Pages 32
Weight (grammes) 651.00
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 250
Width (mm) 175

- Trospospheric- Spell- Known Light- The Loft Fire- Riding Back from Highbury- Reading Frank O'Hara on the Brighton Express- Cold Fusion- Sagging with Plums- Foucault's Spoons- On Galileo's Birthday- Sneakers- A Soupy June- My Bohemia- Downpour on St James St- Unbreaking a Stone- Something Fiercer- The Aquarium Party- Dragons- Coombeland- The Cloud Makers- Hyacinths- Motile- The Iceberg Marlene