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Dry Stone Work

List of Contents

Footings

Tobacco Road
The Thousand Blows
Reservoir
Dry Stone Work
Ghost Story
The Tattie Line
Concrete Poem
The Ring Cycle
i) Whip Hand
ii) The Dividing Line
iii) Heft
iv) A Studied Fall
v) Long Shot
vi) A Certain Swing
vii) The Caring Blade
viii) Pitch
Sonny Rollins on the Williamsburg Bridge
The Method

Tracings

Dolls House Skies
Making the Change
On the Site of the South Side Joke Shop
Surfin’ Safari for a Small Town Boy
Storm Chaser
Who Knew
Lady Day’s Experience
As From A Car
To Live Apart
Parable
Codicil
Contracted
Blanket
Back at Bash Street
Askew

Heartings

Reading the Book
Zakros
Source
Tokens of Admission
The Garment District
Craiglockhart
Sappers
How Well It Burns
A Hotel in the Berenese Oberland
Opening Up the Bag
A Disused Cinema in Lithuania
Rope Trick
An Executive Decision
Mercenary
Out-Station
Wake Up Call
Dark Matter

Copings

The Accents of Mice
As We Watch
Favour
In Passing
In the Flood
The Bitter Fruits
Spreading the Net
Freeze
Changeling
The Jaws of Wasps
Tree Surgeons
One Last Breath
History
Behind Your Eyes
One for the Road

Notes on the Poems
Author’s Note
Biographical Note