Tongues of Fire | Two Poems by Seán Hewitt | Granta

Tongues of Fire

Seán Hewitt

‘Waking, close to morning but still
a shuttered, metal dark in the room’

Two poems by Seán Hewitt from Tongues of Fire, shortlisted for the 2020 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award.

Seán Hewitt

Seán Hewitt's debut poetry collection Tongues of Fire (Jonathan Cape, 2020) won The Laurel Prize in 2021, and was shortlisted for The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. His memoir, All Down Darkness Wide (Jonathan Cape, 2022) won The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2022, and was shortlisted for Biography of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, and for Foyles' Book of the Year in Non-Fiction. His second collection of poems will be published by Jonathan Cape in 2024.

Image © Stuart Simpson / Penguin Random House

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