First published in Great Britain in 2010 by Carcanet Press Limited

Alliance House

Cross Street Manchester M2 7AQ

Copyright of the poems resides with the authors © 2010 Introduction and selection copyright © David Constantine,

Robyn Marsack and Bernard O’Donoghue 2010 The right of each poet to be recognised as the author of his or her work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act of 1988 The right of David Constantine, Robyn Marsack and Bernard O’Donoghue to be identified as the editors of this work has been asserted by them in accordance with the

Copyright, Designs and Patents Act of 1988

All rights reserved

A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

ISBN 978 1 903039 98 4

The publisher acknowledges financial assistance from

Arts Council England

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