Hi, I’m Sean.
I’m a poet.
My two favorite poets, my literary role models, are Bob Dylan and John Lennon; I also draw heavily from the fiction of Thomas Mann, the Non-fiction of Phillip Lopate, and the prose of David Foster Wallace.
Other poets and writers I love include Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Claude McKay, and A.E. Stallings, Milan Kundera, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Robert Musil, Susan Sontag, Leslie Jamison, Michel de Montaigne, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
My themes tend towards the philosophical and psychological, exploring the idea of what it might mean and be like to live an ever improving life.
I’m currently pursuing my MFA in Creative & Professional Writing at William Paterson University, where I also received my BA in Liberal Studies (with concentrations in Political Science & History).
I also work as a writing tutor for Raritan Valley Community College.
Aside from my writing, I’m vehemently political, fascinated with human sexuality, open about my polyamory and…I love dogs.
My wife and I adopted a Siberian mix from St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in October of 2019.
MORE ABOUT MY SOURCES OF INSPIRATION AND APPROACH
Why I write prosimetrums
Academic & Intellectual influences
I’m not sure my mind would have been sufficiently primed to be so receptive to Anzaldua if were not for Dr. Leonard Winogora, who encouraged me and mentored me through my undergraduate work in Liberal Studies, and continued supporting my passion for interdisciplinary and even more crucially, critical thinking.
Furthermore, professors Dr. Martha Witt and Dr. John Parras have both guided me as I’ve delved more deeply into both the theoretical meanings of “genre” as such, and how one might come to understand the three basic genres of literature more specifically.
Additionally, studying under Dr. Phillip Cioffarri has helped me learn a lot about the most organic aspects of the creative writing experience and how to draw from one’s own personal story to give authenticity to one’s creative expression.
coming soon …
This site still remains a work in progress so there are still things I want to share with you about myself and my work that are missing. Also, I apologize for any typographical errors and thank you for your patience!