Award-winning poet Seán Hewitt launches his debut pamphlet, Lantern. Joined on the night with Andrew McMillan.
Join poet Seán Hewitt as he launches his debut pamphlet, Lantern. This is a jewel-bright and quietly euphoric debut, as thrilling in its physicality as it is dextrous in its imagination. Fiona Benson has written of these poems’ ‘musicality, and their sensuous, tender rapture’. Lantern, she writes, ‘is astonishing’.
Seán will be joined by one of our most urgent and lauded contemporary poets, Andrew McMillan, whose debut collection physical was the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award. His second collection, playtime, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2018, and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2018.
Seán Hewitt is a research fellow in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. He selected as one of the Aldeburgh Eight in 2015, won a Northern Writers' Award in 2016, and the Resurgence Prize in 2017. He is a book critic for The Irish Times. Lantern (Offord Road Books, 2019) is his debut pamphlet.
Andrew McMillan in senior lecturer in creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the author of two poetry collections. physical (Cape, 2015) won The Guardian First Book Prize, and playtime (Cape, 2018) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2018.
Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine.