Seán's debut collection, Tongues of Fire, is available to order here.
**Poetry Book Society Recommendation**
**Observer Poetry Book of the Month**
'An astonishingly assured debut delivered in a poetic voice that has eloquence, compassion, and serenity in equal measure... Hewitt seems to have sprung fully formed into the literary world and, on this showing, nothing seems beyond him.' - The Sunday Times
'It is extraordinary to encounter a debut collection that feels as established as Seán Hewitt's [...] These unmediated poems are, at the same time, charged: they pull you in swiftly, you become immersed. [...] Exceptionally moving... impossible to read without a lump in the throat.' - The Observer
'Burning with a spiritual intensity and near-liturgical lyricism, Hewitt's debut collection probes weighty themes with a self-assurance and lightness of touch astonishing for a first collection. Passionate, opaque and affecting, Tongues of Fire is a stunning example of the poet's art.' - Waterstones
'In Tongues of Fire, Hewitt crafts poems of intense beauty and endless range, which glisten with queer desire [...]. Considered and poised, every line in this stunning compilation surprises and nurtures.' - Attitude
'the most gorgeous and devastating blend of hope and loss [...] some of the most transcendent lines to ever be committed to verse. [...] This collection is a testament to life and its glorious vibrant living, to enduring love and the seemingly boundless capacity of the human soul.' - Severine Lit