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Wednesday, 15th July, 2020

Stephen Sexton

Stephen Sexton

Stephen Sexton was the winner of the 2016 UK National Poetry Competition and the recipient of an ACES award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. He received an Eric Gregory Award in 2018. If All the World and Love Were Young was the winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

Session

If All the World and Love Were Young

Stephen Sexton in conversation with Elaine Canning

A session that uncovers the core of poetic inspiration. Stephen Sexton, in discussion with Elaine Canning, explores his acclaimed debut poetry collection, 'If All the World and Love Were Young'. Love, loss, memory, childhood, imagination, and grief, Sexton’s verses convey the anguish of a mother’s death through the levels of the classic video game ‘Super Mario World'.