Poetry. In PLAYTIME, William Fuller offers dispatches from a strange world. Through deadpan memoranda and dark parables, he addresses uncommon topics from witchcraft to vegetable life. Yet his focus often swerves from recognizable phenomena to the unobservable edges: "We are always searching in vain. Something moves, making us aware that once we were more aware." And in that striving, shared between writer and reader, Fuller suggests that this strange world is decidedly ours.
William Fuller grew up in Barrington, Illinois, and received his PhD from the University of Virginia in 1983. His most recent books of poetry include DAYBREAK (Flood Editions, 2020), PLAYTIME (Flood Editions, 2015), Quorum, HALLUCINATION (Flood Editions, 2011), WATCHWORLD (Flood Editions, 2006), SADLY (Flood Editions, 2003), THE SUGAR BORDERS (O Books, 1993), and BYT (O Books, 1989). He is Principal Advisor to the trust department at The Northern Trust Company in Chicago.