Tie it to the Moon is a collection of muses, meanderings and malcontents from playwright Eddie Kerr to celebrate twenty creative years in the artistic life of the Derry writer and verbal reprobate. It illustrates the versatility of the scribe who is best known for his string of smash hit plays including Beatin' Docket, Packie's Wake, One Night Stands, The Big Do! and his recent production, Over the Moon.
This diverse collection is littered with monologues, short stories, perceptive insights and full-frontal rants about everything from mobile phones to society's idiosyncrasy and foibles. The pages also bring to life an additional "string in his armoury" – the paradoxical range of his poetry from the sublimely ridiculous to explicit discourses on his hometown and its eccentricities. For the uninitiated to his wit and wisdom, Eddie offers you a wide array of quick retorts to help perfect the Derry cut and thrust in the "art of slagging". Readers may also be surprised to learn that he has a serious side as some of his deeper poems and other material will reveal.
All in all, Tie it to the Moon provides you with a front seat view on a sleigh boat ride down the "mucky bankin' of life". So hang on and start sliding.
ISBN 0 946451 72 9
Published July 2003, softback,
124pp, 210mm (tall) x 148mm