WFU Press publishes two books by award-winning Belfast poet Stephen Sexton

Wake Forest University Press author Stephen Sexton

“If All the World and Love Were Young,” originally published in the UK by Penguin in 2019, was hailed by The Times as “a debut fit to compare with Seamus Heaney.” It went on to win the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, as well as the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and the E. M. Forster Award.

“Cheryl’s Destinies,” also published by Penguin, followed in 2021, further establishing Sexton’s reputation as one of the most exciting voices of his generation. “You won’t have read poetry like this,” wrote Elaine Feeney. “He is a rare talent.” It was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection and named among the best books of the year by The Financial Times, The Irish Times, and The Telegraph. Wake Forest University Press is proud to reissue both titles in North America.

Learn more about each book on the WFU Press website.

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