Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements are due to the editors and publishers of Irish Pages, Poetry Ireland Review, New Hibernia Review, PN Review, Cyphers, IASIL Journal of Irish Studies, Blood Orange Review, Japanese Journal of Irish Studies, Windharp, Connemara and Aran, The Strokestown Anthology, Reading the Future and Fermata. The author wishes to thank Aosdána and the Arts Council of Ireland for their continued, invaluable support.

First published in Great Britain in 2019 by Carcanet Alliance House, 30 Cross Street Manchester m2 7aq www.carcanet.co.uk Text copyright © Moya Cannon 2019 The right of Moya Cannon to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted 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 78410 787 1 Book design by Andrew Latimer Printed in Great Britain by SRP Ltd, Exeter, Devon

The publisher acknowledges financial assistance from Arts Council England.