A man takes off for the moon in an engine drawn by geese. A poltergeist moves into a remote Welsh village. The scientist Robert Boyle discovers phosphorus, and a party of seventeenth-century Englishmen discover vodka and sledging on a visit to Russia. This is just a small selection of the marvels of Muscovy, Matthew Francis’ fourth Faber collection of poetry. Twice shortlisted for the Forward Prize, Matthew is also an editor, creative writing tutor and short story writer. Come and listen as fact meets fable, and the real joins forces with the fantastic.