Stephen Sexton

Dr

  • Room 01.010 - Seamus Heaney Centre For Poetry 46 University Road

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD projects in the field of Creative Writing: Poetry.

20142020

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Personal profile

Research Interests

I'm the author of a book of poems If All the World and Love Were Young to be published by Penguin in August 2019, and the author of a pamphlet of poems, Oils, published by the Emma Press in 2014, which was the Poetry Book Society's Winter Pamphlet Choice of that year.

My work has been published in leading journals in the UK and Ireland such as Granta, Poetry London and Poetry Ireland Review , as well as a number of American publications, including POETRY and The Virginia Quarterly Review. Poems were featured in The Future Always Makes Me So Thirsty: New Poets from the North of Ireland, edited by Sinéad Morrissey and Stephen Connolly. In addition, poems will feature in Switching Off Darkness: Young Irish Poets, an anthology of poems by Irish writers in Greek translation, to be published by Vakxikon Publications in 2019.

I was the winner of the UK National Poetry Competition, and an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. I've contributed to documentaries for BBC Radio Four, including We Will Arise and Go Now, and Driving Bill Drummond.

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Research Output

  • 7 Article
  • 2 Book
  • 1 Other chapter contribution
  • 1 Performance

The Changing Mountain

Sexton, S., 18 May 2020, In : Poetry London.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Anthology of young Irish Poets

Sexton, S., 01 Sep 2019, Anthology of young Irish Poets. Vakxikon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

If All the World and Love Were Young

Sexton, S., 29 Aug 2019, London: Penguin. 112 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

'Patrick Kavanagh Says...'

Sexton, S., 30 Apr 2019, (Accepted) In : Poetry Ireland Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stephen Sexton - The Tory Islanders

Sexton, S., 24 Sep 2019

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

Prizes

1st Place National Poetry Competition

Sexton, Stephen (Recipient), 29 Mar 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • E.M. Forster Award

    Sexton, Stephen (Recipient), 15 Mar 2020

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Eric Gregory Award

    Sexton, Stephen (Recipient), 19 Jul 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Shine / Strong Award

    Sexton, Stephen (Recipient), 29 Mar 2020

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • The Forward Prize for Best First Collection

    Sexton, Stephen (Recipient), 20 Oct 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    • 13 Invited or keynote talk at national or international conference
    • 11 Invited talk
    • 6 Public lecture/debate/seminar
    • 1 Participation in Festival/Exhibition

    Poetry Reading: Jaipur Literature Festival

    Stephen Sexton (Advisor)

    25 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    Poetry Reading: Out to Lunch Festival

    Stephen Sexton (Advisor)

    14 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Introduction

    Stephen Sexton (Advisor)

    27 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Lecture on Seamus Heaney's Field Work

    Stephen Sexton (Advisor)

    09 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Public Poetry Workshop

    Stephen Sexton (Advisor)

    14 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    Thesis

    What Snuck about Hopewell and Other Places and Outside the ‘imaginative estate’: Canon, Dialect and Aesthetics in Northern Irish Poetry

    Author: McKendry, S., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Pierse, M. (Supervisor) & Sexton, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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