Stephen Sexton + Leontia Flynn
The Black Box
Tuesday 14 January 1pm
£8.00 (including Lunch)Book Tickets
Leontia Flynn has published four collections of poetry with Jonathan Cape. Winner of the AWB Vincent Literary Award in 2014, her most recent book, The Radio (2017), was described as “an outstanding book from a poet who is not only one of the best writers of her generation but who seems, more and more, to be the voice of that generation.” (The Irish Times). Shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, it won the Irish Times Poetry Prize.
‘One of the most strikingly original and exciting poetic voices to have emerged from Northern Ireland since Muldoon’ – Fran Brearton
As a boy, video games were a way for Stephen Sexton to slip through the looking glass. His remarkable debut If All the World and Love Were Young was winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. In these poems about the death of his mother, this moving, otherworldly narrative takes us through the levels of Super Mario World. It is a daring exploration of memory, grief and the necessity of the unreal.
‘Every poem in this book is a marvel. Taken all together they make up a work of almost miraculous depth and beauty’ – Sally Rooney
Doors 12:30pm | Unreserved Seating
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