To the Man in the Red Suit by Christina Fulton
Christina’s debut collection “To the Man in the Red Suit” shows a cavernous world of darkness and the aftermath of a father’s suicide.Amazon USA
- Publisher : Rootstock Publishing
- ISBN-13 : 978-1578690275
Christina’s debut collection “To the Man in the Red Suit” shows a cavernous world of darkness and the aftermath of a father’s suicide. Poems are remarkable for great emotional intensity. Her poetry has a note of melancholy and rage. The theme of the book revolves around a saddened father’s suicide and the disastrous earthquake of Tohoku. Moreover, the poems contain pain, grief, and dark humor which aptly lead to a woeful and thrilling reading.
The opening poem, The Transcontinental Flight of My Father’s Ghost, typically reflects the agony of both the tragedies and tries to link the personal, and worldly pain and sorrow. “The Toyama aftermath/seeped in the afterbirth/of one man’s arm.”, depicts a clear and a personified link between the two tragedies.
The nuclear mucus
of a shared pain
was the rift
between our two faults.
The Toyama aftermath
seeped in the afterbirth
of one man’s arm.
In One Year Later, the essence of misery and sense of an inadequate living of the poet is sheer evident. The poem showcases a scene of one year later after the death. The undying love and compassion of the poet for her father who is not with her in the present world look quite mournful and dishearten the reader.
A ruling through
I still hear you
in the dials
of tone-deaf excuses.
The utmost striking naturality in poems is quite attractive and captivates the readers. To the Man in the Red Suit is a fascinating poetic collection indeed for all poetry lovers. No doubt, reading Christina’s powerful spontaneous writings had been a great pleasure for me. To get a fresh new and diverse experience of reading poetry one can surely buy Christina Fulton’s To the Man in the Red Suit.
---- Rochak Agarwal
Christina Fulton received her Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Mass Media Communications/Journalism from Lynn University in 2008, and her MFA in Fiction from Florida Atlantic University in 2011. She currently teaches at Miami Dade College North. She is grateful to have a supportive mother, a caring husband, and the love of her two crazy dogs.