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.


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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…