The Haw Lantern. London: Faber & Faber, 1987. First Paperback edition. Pp, 51. Signed by the Author. A fine copy in stiff wrapper covers. Poems exploring the theme of loss, and in particular a sonnet sequence concerning the death of the poet's mother, are joined in the Haw Lantern by meditations on the conscience of the writer & exercises in an allegorical vein.