A new series of miniature poetry books called the moth editions is being launched next month.
The moth editions are small (at a mere 10cm high and 32 pages long) but perfectly formed. The aim of the series is to present new work by up-and-coming writers and selected work by already established writers ‒ from Ireland and abroad.
The first four titles in the series are Some Poems by Dermot Healy, Ciarán O’Rourke, Kate Dempsey and Ted McCarthy.
The series is edited by the editor of The Moth magazine, Rebecca O’Connor, whose collection Poems was published by the Wordsworth Trust, where she was a writer-in-residence in 2005. Her poems have appeared in The Guardian, The Spectator, The Stinging Fly, Poetry Ireland Review and Poetry Review.
The books cost just €4 each, and will be available at select outlets and to order online at the website (postage is free).
Launch: Friday 7 October, 2011, from 7.30 p.m at The Moth office in the Second Floor Studios in the former bishop’s palace just outside Cavan Town (the first turn on the right after the Radisson Hotel) ‒ with readings by Dermot Healy, Ted McCarthy, Kate Dempsey and Ciarán O’Rourke. All very welcome.