After the Dancing Dogs

Michael Henry's fourth collection with Enitharmon Press is a far-reaching and sharp study of physical and emotional landscapes. These intriguing poems charm, challenge and locate us with their exploration of the mannerisms and language of travel and of place. Henry maps the inhabitants - the people, the flora and fauna - while he takes us on journeys from his own boyhood holidays to more recent ones spent with his wife and family; from emigration (in the 1970s to Canada) to repatriation; and, from vicarious journeys to local walks.