Sean Brendan-Brown, a medically-retired Marine, has authored two poetry chapbooks (No Stopping Anytime; King Of Wounds) and the fiction collection Monarch Of Hatred. Upon graduating from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Sean taught writing at the University of Iowa, the University of Southern Mississippi and Washington State University.
An NEA Fellow in both Poetry (1997) and Fiction (2010), he has published with the Notre Dame Review, Wisconsin Review, Indiana Review, Texas Review, Southampton Review, and the University of Iowa Press anthologies American Diaspora and Like Thunder. He lives in Olympia, Washington with his wife and an indolent beagle.
Fiddling at language with the effervescent grace of an Irish raconteur, two-time NEA Fellow Sean Brendan-Brown elevates the bitterness of post-Dream dead-enders from self-indulgent solipsism to sympathetic epiphany.