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Spacecraft navigates the white space of the page and the distance between people. Margins, edges and coastlines abound in John McCullough's tender, humorous explorations of... Read more
Spacecraft navigates the white space of the page and the distance between people. Margins, edges and coastlines abound in John McCullough's tender, humorous explorations of contemporary life and love. Encompassing everything from lichen to lava lamps, and from the etymology of words to Brighton's gay scene, Spacecraft is a humane and spellbinding collection from the winner of the 2012 Polari first Book Prize.
PART ONE: FLYING MACHINES! Flittermouse Some Days I'm Visited by a Church of Rain Sugar Hammer 1001 Nights The Desert Photographer Nullibiety Lichen In The Angelfish Cafe Flother PART TWO: NAVIGATING A SPACEMastodon and Mouse Voyage Lava Lamp The Fire MarketStirious Haul I've Carried a Door On My Back for Ten Years P Glitter O PART THREE: THE SPACE AGEQueens Road Books The Hole-Digging Contest Rooms The Booth Museum of Natural History Vault The Anger Room The Mathematics of Plovers Formations Ghost Atlas The Wilful Eye PART FOUR: LIVING SPACEThe Restaurant at One Thousand Feet The Marina VillageCity of WindsThe Empty Market The Fog [-] R O C K Brighton Puffin Clues Cat Flap NOTES
John McCullough's first collection of poems The Frost Fairs won the Polari First Book Prize in 2012. It was a Book of the Year for The Independent and The Poetry School, and a summer read for The Observer. He teaches creative writing at the Open Universityand New Writing South, and lives in Hove, East Sussex.
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