His debut collection, Tongues of Fire, is available for pre-order here, and is due in May 2020.
Praise for Lantern:
‘Lantern is astonishing. I love these poems for their musicality and their sensuous, tender rapture. Hewitt conjures otherworldly glossaries of tree and thorn and somehow, in our torn world, finds wood-lore and balm. Each poem is a greenwood prayer, and taken together, they are a beautiful, sung breviary, that finds in the wild a grace that, far from being fleeting and elusive, runs deep and clear . . . It’s a collection I’ll be returning to again and again for the same. As Hewitt has it: The world is dark / but the wood is full of stars.’
‘In these luscious, breathtaking poems, the reader is subject to a queering, in the sense of something made strange; the self and the landscape are blended in myth, in prayer, in exploration of the self. Lantern is a pamphlet to always carry with you; it will light a way through to the very centre of your heart.’
'Seán Hewitt's debut Lantern is stunning. [...] Lantern is exquisite.'
—Poetry Book Society
'ethereally beautiful... I will always remember this collection'