By Caoilinn Hughes

Caoilinn Hughes

Caoilinn Hughes' poetry collection, Gathering Evidence (Carcanet Press 2014), won the Irish Times Shine/Strong Award and the Patrick Kavanagh Award and was shortlisted for four other prizes. Poems have appeared in POETRY, Best British Poetry, Best NZ Poems, Poetry Ireland: The Rising Generation, BBC Radio 3 and elsewhere. Her debut novel, Orchid & the Wasp, which has been excerpted in Tin House, will be published by Hogarth (U.S.), Oneworld (U.K.) and Les Éditions Bourgois (France) in 2018.


Transverse Orientation

Transverse Orientation   To watch moths as a pastime is known as mothing. Nothing is known about what makes one inclined to mother or less inclined to that sort of glow curio. Moth-er with — unexpectedly — the short O of body rather than the O Oh of that longer load zooming in on the…