To departed friends: human, canine, arboreal, avian, and now to Michael Schmidt the Wise and beautifully risky, without whose life, love and poetry some of these poems would not exist. Then there were his suggestions: gifts of words or phrases here or there. They came from a loving hand that touched me and my poetry like no other.
First published in Great Britain in 2019 by Carcanet Alliance House, 30 Cross Street Manchester m2 7aq www.carcanet.co.uk Text copyright © Stanley Moss 2019 The right of Stanley Moss 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 755 0 Book design by Andrew Latimer Printed in Great Britain by SRP Ltd, Exeter, Devon
The publisher acknowledges financial assistance from Arts Council England.