Matthew Sweeney was joint second in the National Poetry Competition 2010. His many collections include Black Moon, Sanctuary and The Bridal Suite. His children’s collections include Up on the Roof, The Flying Spring Onion and The Night Post. He is co-author, with John Hartley Williams, of Writing Poetry and co-editor, with Jo Shapcott, of the anthology Emergency Kit. His latest publication, Horse Music (Bloodaxe, 2013), was the winner of the Pigott Poetry Prize in association with Listowel Writers’ Week and a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.