If All the World and Love Were Young



If All the World and Love Were Young Every poem in this book is a marvel Taken all together they make up a work of almost miraculous depth and beauty Sally Rooney A poetry debut fit to compare with Seamus Heaney This wonderful long poem is up there with the greats Sunday TimesShortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection When Stephen Sexton was young, video games were a way to slip through the looking glass to be in two places at once to be two people at once In these poems about the death of his mother, this moving, otherworldly narrative takes us through the levels of Super Mario World, whose flowered landscapes bleed into our world, and ours, strange with loss, bleed into it His remarkable debut is a daring exploration of memory, grief and the necessity of the unreal. Read If All the World and Love Were Young – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • If All the World and Love Were Young
  • Stephen Sexton
  • 08 April 2018
  • 0141990023

10 thoughts on “If All the World and Love Were Young

  1. rosamund says:

    I ve been looking forward to this collection for months, having admired Stephen Sexton s work since I first heard him read from his pamphlet, Oils I was not disappointed This is an imaginative, moving and fresh narrative poem The title, If All the World and Love Were Young, comes from a pastoral poem by Walter Raleigh, while the poems themselves follow the structure of Super Mario World, each section named after a level of the game This collision of lyric tradition and innovative, modern ref I ve been looking forward to this collection for months, having admired Stephen Sexton s work since I first heard him read from his pamphlet, Oils I was not disappointed This is an imaginative, moving and fresh narrative poem The title, If All the World and Love Were Young, comes from a pastoral poem by Walter Raleigh, while the poems themselves follow the structure of Super Mario World, each section named after a level of the game This collision of lyric tradition and innovative, modern references is a defining element of Sexton s work Sexton and I are roughly the same age we are, by the current definition, Millenials This is the first collection I ve read that captures something of being born around 1990, filtering life through cultural references, knowing that we live on a dying planet, and wondering ...

  2. Zeba Clarke says:

    I really loved this collection I read a review which intrigued me because the book is about the poet s memories of the years when as a teenager he played Super Mario World whilst his mother was going through treatment for cancer It s dense, allusive, it sounds beautiful, and it demands reading and re reading I can see it would not be every person s cup of tea, but I found it very beautiful and heartbreaking There is a section at the end called CREDITS which is a guide to all the influences a I really loved this collection I read a review which intrigued me because the book is about the poet s memories of the years when as a teenager he played Super Mario World whilst his mother was going through treatment for cancer It s dense, allusive, it sounds beautiful, and it demands reading ...

  3. Lucy Howard-Taylor says:

    One of those rare and precious books the world seems different after reading it.

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