Stephen Sexton

Stephen Sexton's first book, If All the World and Love Were Young was the winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2019 and the Shine / Strong Award for Best First Collection. He was awarded the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2020. He was the winner of the National Poetry Competition in 2016 and the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award in 2018. He teaches at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast. A second book, Cheryl’s Destinies will be published in August, 2021.

Miss Tasmania 1985

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The Messages

On Sunday afternoons the price of broccoli may well drop by eighty percent, the noodles bear the pallor of the travel sick, but the uncontracted can’t be picky though the troubled, otherworldly stare of hunger only adds to the spooky …

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