This poem is included in On a Bat’s Wing, a delightful collection of bat poems that MGB edited in 2007. He says it’s still in print if anyone wants to read more batty poems by an impressive list of poets. There is a bit more about Michael and these recordings here written by Ross Bradshaw on the Five Leaves blog and here on the Cumbria New Writing site.
**** I have been kindly allowed to link to this recording of the grand old man himself reading his poem. Do visit Rachel Cochrane’s wonderful site – Listen up North – with its eclectic collection of recordings of artists reading from their work. One is allowed to download the files for personal use only.