poetry clips: Sean Hewitt 

Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

Seán Hewitt (England/Ireland) first attended the John Hewitt International Summer School as an intern and soon after delivered a paper at the 2017 School on the use of landscape in Hewitt’s work – reading his own poetry that same year at The Lifeboat Press’s fringe event. He also read at the 2019 the Hewitt’s Hillsborough Festival of Literature and Ideas, alongside Paul Maddern. 

Seán read English at Cambridge and gained his PhD from Liverpool University, which led to the publication of J.M. Synge: Nature, Politics, Modernism (forthcoming from Oxford University Press). His poetry pamphlet, Lantern (Offord Road Books, 2019), won an Eric Gregory Award in 2019 and was the Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice. He won a Northern Writers' Award in 2016, and the Resurgence Prize in 2017. He is a book critic for The Irish Times and a Government of Ireland Fellow at University College Cork. Seán’s debut collection, Tongues of Fire (Jonathan Cape, 2020), has been widely praised. 

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an archive of john hewitt society contributors 

Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

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The John Hewitt Society provides opportunities for individuals across Northern Ireland to explore issues of difference and identity through literature and creative writing. 

 Inspired by the ideals and ideas of the poet and political writer John Hewitt, The Society was established in 1987 to promote Hewitt’s ethos of utilising literature and the arts as a medium for tackling prejudice, exclusive concepts of identity, and sectarian hostility.

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