GROTTO features in ISSUE A of DEGENERATE ART (released April 2022):

Anne Rouse lives in East Sussex, England.

The Upshot: New and Selected Poems was a Times
Literary Supplement Book of the Year
in 2008.
Her next collection, Ox-Eye, will be published by
Bloodaxe in the spring of 2022.

She can be found on Twitter @rouseanne, and on
Instagram @annerousepoet.

Fragment of a sculpture in the shape of a bird, anonymous, c.1400-1950(!?), (image courtesy of the Rijksmuseum)