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Tiger Moth by Róisín Tierney


ISBN: 978-1-913598-33-4      85 pages

April, 2022

“These unsettling, dark lyrics have a wonderful verbal energy; a mythic imagination. Snowberries have a ‘pale gleam’, a ‘halo’, a texturTiger Moth by Roisin Tierney front covere like ‘a mortician gently filling a bruise.’ Insects and birds come as harbingers, as though from another world, and are both read as symbols and also dexterous in their evasion of the speaker’s quest for applied meaning. Through a careful balancing, Tierney manages to chart the mind’s search for significance with poems seeking similarities between the natural world and the traumas of human life.” Seán Hewitt



“There are poems in Tiger Moth that attend to the natural world with a close, exacting sensibility; others bring a fine, lyric vitality to narratives of childhood and elegies for a sister – a looking back that is clear-eyed, loving, unsentimental, and redemptive.” Greta StoddartTiger Moth Boxes of books

Additional information

Weight 90 g
Dimensions 21.5 × 14.8 × .5 cm


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