SEAN SHEARER / C U R R I C U L U M   V I T A E 

520 7th Street NE | Charlottesville, VA 22902 | sms9jx@virginia.edu | (732) 616-3630


EDUCATION

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2016 – 2019. Graduating May 2019.

Master of Fine Arts in Poetry. Poe-Faulkner Fellow. GPA: 4.0

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 2013 – 2015. Graduated May 2015.

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing. Presidential Scholarship, Fall 2013 – Spring 2015. GPA: n/a (written evaluations).

Saint Paul College, Saint Paul, MN, Fall 2011 – Spring 2013. Transferred.

Associate Degree. Dean’s List Commendation, Spring 2012 – Spring 2013. GPA: 3.66.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Vice President of Service, Fall 2012 – Spring 2013.

FORMER ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Instructor, University of Virginia, Spring 2019.

ENWR 1510-002, Writing about Digital Media,

Teaching undergraduates how to approach writing as a way of generating, representing, and reflecting on critical inquiry themed around literature with a focus on social media and technology.

Engagements Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, Fall 2018, Spring 2019.

A year-long pilot program for UVA’s innovative new first-year core curriculum, called the Engagements. This program fosters deep student engagement with the liberal arts, and aims to stimulate integration of student learning not only across disciplines but holistically in students’ lives, calling upon them to see themselves not merely as career-seekers, but as engaged citizens with a sense of vocation. My experience in the Engagements program has been leading three discussion sections a week based around the subject of aesthetics, which has honed my ability to facilitate integrative learning, and provide the best possible liberal arts education to produce vocationally-oriented global citizens.

Instructor, University of Virginia, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018

ENCW–2300, Introduction to Poetry Writing

Teaching undergraduates at the University of Virginia the craft of writing poetry, with relevant readings in the genre, and leading workshops.

Writing Tutor, Saint Paul College, January 2011 – May 2013.

Helped many students to be more competent writers and thinkers by instructing them on grammar, and showing techniques in writing college level papers i.e. MLA, APA, paragraphs, citations, formatting, thesis statements, etc. 

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Editor-in-Chief, BOAAT Press, May 2014 – Present.

Responsible for managing submissions, editors, overseeing project budgets, and bookmaking.

POETRY PUBLICATIONS

Copper Nickel: “Circulation” Print. (forthcoming, October 2019)

Foundry: “Red Lemons” Online. (forthcoming, June 2019)

jubilat: “Conor Oberst” Print.

Boulevard: “Aphrodisiac” Issue 100. Print.

Iowa Review Online: “Wrestling Season” Online.

Neck Press: “Tesseract” Volume Two. Print.

Beloit Poetry Journal: “Rewinding an Overdose on a Projector” Summer / Fall 18 issue. Print.

New England Review: “Brick” Volume 38, Number 1, Winter 2017. Print.

Raleigh Review:  “Abracadabra" Volume 6 Number 1, Spring 2016. Print. 

Yemassee: “Track Marks" Issue 23.1, 2016. Print.

Beloit Poetry Journal: “Urine Sample" Volume 66, Number 1, Fall 2015. Print.

LITERARY CONTEST JUDGING

Final Judge, The Sallie Wright Harrison Poetry Award, Hampden-Sydney College, 2019.