Poems for today
with Stephen Sexton, Theresa Lola and Ella Frears
Three of our most talented young poets read from and discuss their work
Stephen Sexton lives in Belfast. His poems have appeared in Granta, POETRY, The Stinging Fly and Poetry Ireland Review. He was the winner of the 2016 National Poetry Competition and received an Eric Gregory Award in 2018. If All the World and Love Were Young, described by Sally Rooney as ‘a work of almost miraculous depth and beauty’, was the winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2019.
Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet. In 2018, she won the Brunel International African Poetry Prize and was commissioned by the Mayor of London’s Office to write and read a poem at the unveiling of Millicent Fawcett’s statue at Parliament Square. Her 2019 debut collection In Search of Equilibrium was described by Pascale Petit as a 'glorious hymn to being alive and wounded'.
She is the 2019/2020 Young People’s Laureate for London.
Ella Frears is a poet and visual artist based in London. Her work has been published in the LRB, Ambit, and Poetry London among others and she currently has poems on show at Tate St Ives. Ella was a finalist for the Arts Foundation Poetry Fellowship and her poem ‘Fucking in Cornwall’ was commended in the National Poetry Competition. Her first collection, Shine, Darling, is due out next year.
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