Sean Shearer grew up in New Jersey. He earned a BA in Creative Writing from Hampshire College, and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Virginia. Sean is the recipient of a 2020 Pushcart Prize for poetry, and his poems have been published in Beloit Poetry Journal, Boulevard, Copper Nickel, jubilat, New England Review, among other journals and magazines. He is the founder and book designer for BOAAT Press, and is currently circulating his first full-length poetry manuscript for publication.