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Blood / Sugar

List of contents

Recovery / 9
Apprentice Work / 10
Air Terminals / 12
Days of 1973 / 15
Sestina for R / 21
A Private Garden / 23
Widowed / Unwidowed / 25
Two Phonecalls at 4 am / 28
From the Sky Parlour / 30
Dowry for an Aerophobic / 32
Speed Date / 34
Serapis from a Postcard / 35
The Buddhas of Bamiyan / 37
A King's Faith / 40
Chess in Kirkuk / 41
Nightnurse / 42
Sanchez de Aldama / 43
14th April 1930 / 45
(Reverb) At the Scene of 'The Earthenware Head' / 47
Prospecting Several Instances of Active Imagination / 49
Four Interpretations of Photographs by Claude Cahun / 52
Five Interpretations of Overpainted Photographs
by Gerhard Richter / 56
Avoiding a Close Reading of Geoffrey Hill's Mercian Hymns / 61
Three Presumptions Whilst in the Neighbourhood
of a Friend / 63
Voice Portraits of Uncle Patrick at the Reunion House / 65
Not the Arm Wrestle / 68
The Angel vs. Gabriel / 69
Inclub Satires / 70
Doctor One-Eye / 82
Inviting the Ghosts / 84
Thieves' Society / 85
To-tock-a-noo-lah / 86
On Not Reaching a Summit / 87
A Room in the House of Aries / 88
Dragon Tree / 90
Incest / 91
Jackanoria / 92
Entry (Cornwall 1991) / 93
A Local Marriage / 94
The Ashes / 96
The Minister's Daughter / 97
What Remains of Old Addresses / 99
Testimony / 102
Notes / 104
Biographical Note / 109