Dark Ice is copyright 1993 and 1997 by Thomas Bolt. All rights reserved.

Dark Ice first appeared, complete but without notes, in BOMB. Thanks to Betsy Sussler and the editors of BOMB for printing a poem of 1,001 lines.

For their tangible encouragement, my warmest thanks to the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and to the staff and fellows of the American Academy in Rome.

Thanks also to Sophie Forrester Bolt.