Oils, by Stephen Sexton (paperback)


The debut pamphlet of poems by Belfast poet Stephen Sexton. With an introduction by Annie Freud.

* Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice Winner 2014 *

Paperback ISBN 978-1-910139-03-5
Publication date: 16th October 2014
Page count: 36


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Stephen Sexton’s poems pulse with nervy melancholy and twang with a dark, earnest wit. His writing is rich and poised, full of beauty and sharply-observed irony, and his fascination with anxiety is majestic. In Oils, his debut pamphlet, he inhabits characters from paintings, cartoons, history and everyday life, including an atheist, a teacher and a possible princess. This is an extraordinary collection which balances breathtaking romance with profound self-doubt, revealing the glory in the grotesque.

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An English Teacher Leaves the Room, Because, Credit History, Dead Cat Bounce, Ekaterinburg, Elegy for Olive Oyl, House without a Face, John’s HiFi, Long Reach, On Betrayal, Schematic for Atheism from a Child’s Watch, Slip, Subimago, The Death of Horses, The Deaths of Orpheus, Young Bean Farmer