Patricia McCarthy is the editor of Agenda poetry journal ( ). 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.