This evening sees the launch in Maynooth of Kate Dempsey’s book of poetry Some Poems one of the new series of dinky poetry books published by The Moth.
The Moth Editions are small, really small (10cm high and 32 pages long). They will get lost on a bookshelf but are perfect for your handbag. Handbag? OK also for your inside pocket or briefcase or wallet or even to keep beside your computer.
The book has 32 pages and includes many of Kate's greatest hits including the poem which won the Plough Prize this year, Amsterdam Otto Recommends, and While it Lasted, Lump and Verbatim. Kate read twice at our Boyne Readings over the last two years.
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. 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 you can also order them from the website (postage is free).
The launch of Kate's book takes place tonight, Wednesday 23rd November 2011 from 7:30pm at Maynooth Contemporary Arts Centre, Coates Lane, Maynooth, Co Kildare, (off the Main Street between Supermacs & the TSB).