Sean Shearer grew up in New Jersey. He earned an MFA in Poetry from the University of Virginia, where he was a Poe/Faulkner fellow. Honors include a 2020 Pushcart Prize and a poetry fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. His poems have been published in Beloit Poetry Journal, Boulevard, Copper Nickel, jubilat, New England Review, among other journals and magazines. Sean is the founder of BOAAT Press, and is currently circulating his first full-length poetry manuscript for publication.