Fulton's strong imagery carries these precise poems. She makes careful use of line breaks. Her thoughtful poems gradually draw the reader in.
The following quote from an interview I found online with Fulton sums up her approach to poetry:
"In fact, I think of poems as having vertical depth. It’s as if prose is a horizontal structure, built across a surface, while poetry is a catacomb. Prose speeds the eye onwards, while poems resist—and purposely impede— that forward movement. Their language is so faceted—strange, rich—that it creates beautiful obstacles and sends the eye backwards over lines, enticing us to slow down and reread. Rather than pulling us forward, a poem drives us more deeply into the page. Its resistance should give pleasure; we go back because we want to experience this uncanny thing again. Maybe prose is like walking while poetry is like dancing. We walk to get somewhere, always moving forward. But we dance just to dance, and the movement sometimes goes backwards or downwards."
These poems leave plenty of space for thinking, without a struggle for comprehension.
In "You Can't Rhumboogie In A Ball And Chain",
she describes Janis Joplin's voice as
"That voice rasping like you'd guzzled fiberglass".
"Life Above The Permafrost" starts;
"All winter the trees tossed in their coma."
Her poems are about people, science, nature, and their intersection.