Matthew Sweeney was born in 1952 in Donegal. After living for some time in Germany, he moved to London where he is a freelance writer. This poem was originally in Cacti (Secker & Warburg), and appears in The New Poetry anthology published by Bloodaxe at pounds 7.95.
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