Some of these poems first appeared in the following publications: American Scholar, Best British Poetry 2011, Dublin Poetry Review (online at http://www.dublinpoetryreview.ie/), Edinburgh Review, Fulcrum 3, The Guardian, Island, Poetry London, Poetry Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Red, The Same, Small Axe Salon, The Wolf. Other poems were commissioned for and published in the anthologies A Room To Live In (ed. Tamar Yoseloff), New Writing 12, The Ropes (ed. Sophie Hannah and John Hegley), and Velocity (ed. Maja Priusnitz). Some of the poems have been broadcast on The Verb, BBC Radio 4. ‘Dalí on Dickens’ was a commission for A Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens edited by Peter Robinson, introduced by Adrian Poole (Two Rivers Press & The English Association). ‘Legal Tender’ was commissioned by Arts Council England for its celebration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery and webcast on the ACE website. ‘Emily Dickinson: How Does Your Garden Grow?’, which appears here in revised form, began life as a commission to commemorate BBC Radio 3’s re-broadcast in November 2010 of Aaron Copland’s arrangement of eight poems by Emily Dickinson, produced by Julian May. ‘The Giant of Land’s End’ was published in the Aark chapbook series edited by Sudeep Sen.