Oils, by Stephen Sexton


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

* Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice Winner 2014 *



Product Description

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.

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

Additional information

Dimensions 12.9 × 19.8 cm

Print edition: stapled pamphlet, eBook