If I had been blessed with a normal career as a poet, there would have been a slim volume every few years. But only very recently has it worked out that way. The Book of My Enemy, collecting everything in verse that I wished to keep up until 2003, was not a slim volume: more of a bran-tub. Several wiser heads warned me against the format. As things happened, it did quite well, holding its own against the Picador hardbacks of that year, and even today its career goes on in paperback. But image counts, and the book looks off-trail, as if it belonged more to show business than to the hallowed art. Since then, three other volumes – Angels Over Elsinore, Opal Sunset and Nefertiti in the Flak Tower – have looked more normal. All these books are on display in this section, together with my poetry book of 2013, which is more off-trail than ever: a verse translation of The Divine Comedy. Mine has been a hard career to figure out and I don’t envy those critics who feel that they have to try. But I am very grateful to them. They might have said nothing. What they did say is made available in links to reviews and articles.