Mining Poems or Odes

August 2, 2016

Robert Fullerton is a force. Welder turned poet or poet turned welder, it doesn’t much matter in this evocation of his life and philosophy, his poems and the books that helped make him a mesmerizing face of his art. “There she sits, majestic / He stands by engineering” begins his first poem in the film, as he reminisces about being a 17-year old apprentice welder in the Glasgow shipbuilding yards.