Patricia McCarthy is the editor of Agenda poetry journal (www.agendapoetryco.uk ). She was born in Cornwall, brought up mainly in Ireland, lived in Washington D.C., Paris, Bangladesh, Nepal and Mexico. She has been settled for a long time now in the countryside in Sussex. A small collection, Survival, was published in the US and A second skin came out from Peterloo Poets in 1985. A big collection, Rodin’s shadow, is to be published this year by Clutag Press, and two more collections are forthcoming.