About the Author
lawrence sail is a freelance writer, and a former chairman of the Arvon Foundation. He has been programme director of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature and a Whitbread Prize judge, and won a Cholmondeley Award for his poetry in 2004. He lives in Exeter. His earlier work is collected in Out of Land: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 1992), and he has since published three new collections with Bloodaxe, Building into Air (1995), The World Returning (2002), and now Eye-Baby (2006).