The Emma Press


Oils, by Stephen Sexton


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

Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice Winner 2014


Emma Wright

Emma Dai'an Wright is the founder of The Emma Press, and works across all areas of the business, from commissioning, editing, typesetting, illustrating, marketing and sales. She isn't the author of any books - this bit is just appearing under every book until we've finished updating the website!


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

Pamphlet, eBook

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