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BOOK LAUNCH Rapture's Road by Seán Hewitt

Thursday 11th January 2024
18:00 - 19:45 at Waterstones, Dublin - Hodges Figgis

BOOK LAUNCH   Rapture's Road  by   Seán Hewitt

Join us on Thursday 11th of January at 6pm for the Launch of-
'Rapture's Road'  by   Seán Hewitt

As the mind wanders and becomes spectral, these poems forge their own unique path through the landscape. The road Hewitt takes us on is a sleepwalk into the nightwoods, a dream-state where nature is by turns regenerated and broken, and where the split self of the speaker is interrupted by a series of ghosts, memories and encounters.

Following the reciprocal relationship between queer sexuality and the natural world that he explored in Tongues of Fire, the poet conjures us here into a trance: a deep delirium of hypnotic, hectic rapture where everything is called into question, until a union is finally achieved – a union in nature, with nature.

A threnody for what is lost, a dance of apocalypse and rebirth, Rapture’s Road draws us through what is hidden, secret, often forbidden, to a state of ecstasy. It leads into the humid night, through lethal love and grief, and glimpses, at the end of the journey, a place of tenderness and reawakening.

In this remarkable second collection, Seán Hewitt describes a journey haunted by love, loss and estrangement - from one of the Sunday Times 30 under 30 in Ireland

'An exquisitely calm and insightful lyric poet'
MAX PORTER, author of Shy
Dublin - Hodges Figgis Waterstones, Dublin - Hodges Figgis
Thursday 11th January 2024
18:00 - 19:45

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