Landscape and nature take centre stage in this practised collection. Here we have a bird’s – or perhaps moth’s – eye view of the natural world and the ways in which we interact (and often fail to interact) with it.
The Moth Box also interrogates our various environments: ecological, linguistic, national – even astrological and philosophical. Camouflage, too, plays a role; certainly with creatures such as the eponymous moth, but also the disguises in which we cloak ourselves.
This is a collection teeming with life, but for all the cats, moths, birds, trees, The Moth Box never forgets what it is to be human.
Sue Moules graduated from Lampeter in 1979 with a degree in English. As a student she was a member of the New Rhymers group, published poems in the literary magazine Plethora, worked on the college newspaper, 1822, and co- founded the literary magazine Spectrum. She is a founder member of Lampeter Writers’ Workshop (1984) and is part of its Red Heron performance group. She is also chair of Teifi Writers, and a member of Cwrtnewydd Scribblers.