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Pictures of the Fleeting World (2013)



Powder on the Wind (2011)



Fools and Mirrors



Sleeping with Icons (2007)


Norman Buller Travelling Light - Waterloo Sampler No. 12 (2005)

Norman Buller's distinctive, structured verse comes as a fresh and reassuring breeze of unpretentious relief in the post-modern, post-lyrical free-form powerplay of today's poetry scene - one which often misdiagnoses a timeless attention to rhythm and form as symptomatic of retrogressive conventionality, whilst skirting over the importance of 'the subject'. Buller is one poet who marries weighty relevance of subject with the occasionally traditional carriage of form to as strong an effect as the more fashionable experimentalists. An accessible erudition pervades this dexterity of form and rhythm, with an occasional nostalgic echo among perennial themes ('The Mendips and Mrs. Cox') and sporadic polemical surprises as in the wittily sardonic 'Millenium Gig' -
Alan Morrison

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The Comstock Review, October 2009 by Jennifer MacPherson


ISBN 1-902731-28-X



Norman Buller was born and grew up in Birmingham, England. He was educated at Fircroft College, Birmingham and St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, where he read English. He became one of the Cambridge poets of the early 1950s and his verse appeared in magazines and anthologies alongside that of Thom Gunn and Ted Hughes.

From the mid-1950s for about twenty-five years Buller wrote very little. His occupation was in careers advisory work at the universities of Sheffield, Queen’s Belfast and Birmingam. While at Belfast he took part in Philip Hobsbaum’s creative soirée alongside Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley and others and throughout that time published only one pamphlet of thirteen poems in 1965, Thirteen Poems (Festival Publications, Queen’s University Belfast, 1965). Buller flared into print 30 years later with a pamphlet Travelling Light (Waterloo, 2005) swiftly followed by his first full collection Sleeping with Icons (Waterloo, 2007) has been widely praised in journals including Envoi and Poetry Salzburg Review.

Buller has been widely published in anthologies and journals including, in the UK, Acumen, Outposts, The Interpreter’s House, The London Magazine, The Rialto, Cambridge Left and in the USA, The California Quarterly and The Comstock Review.

His verse has been awarded prizes including first place in the Ware Poetry Competition.

For more information on Norman Buller visit: www.normanbuller.me.uk

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