This collection of poems consists of work spanning a period commencing in 1981. It is not a static work and it will be added to periodically, then reissued under the same broad title as more poems are written. The works are arranged in chronological order and include a date, along with the place where the poem was either conceived or substantially written, and does not therefore necessarily indicate my place of residence at the time.
These sketches chart significant moments in my life and also reflect my personal pre-occupations. Earlier poems are driven by loneliness and a need to connect, to make way in the world and also deal with a nascent fascination for all things metaphysical. A firmer rooting came