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Sean Singer

Sean Singer was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1974. He is the author of Discography (Yale University Press, 2002), winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America and a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts; Honey & Smoke (Eyewear Publishing, 2015); and Today in the Taxi (forthcoming, Tupelo Press, 2022); and two chapbooks, Passport (Beard of Bees Press, 2007) and Keep Right on Playing Through the Mirror Over the Water (Beard of Bees Press, 2010).

He has a BA in English with honors from Indiana University, Bloomington (1997), an MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis (1999), and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Rutgers-Newark (2013).

He is the recipient of an Artist’s Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems appear in many anthologies including A Face to Meet the Faces, Music’s Spell: Poems about Music and Musicians, Jazz Poems, and Callaloo: The Best of Callaloo Poetry. He was guest editor of Locuspoint: New York CityHe has taught creative writing and a variety of interdisciplinary courses at Hunter College, SUNY Binghamton, Northern Arizona University, Barnard College, and Rutgers-Newark. He lives in Ossining, New York.


Sean Singer is available for one-on-one manuscript consultations at HVWC. Please see his description below:

“I offer process-oriented revisions. I give tender, but specific and intensive ways to reimagine
poems, to bring out the most meaning in poems, and with the most beauty. I have decades of
experience with publishing and getting rejections. I understand how hard it is to write a poem. I
know the kinds of vulnerabilities it takes to offer your poems for scrutiny.

I’m fast, efficient, and empathetic. I’ve dedicated my life to poetry and have experience and
wisdom in many ways of writing it, reading it, and publishing it. Rather than offering a mere
“tune-up” of your manuscript, I offer the benefit of this lifetime of experience of living a life in
poetry, especially living it outside of academia.

I will give your poems close readings (explication, exegesis) in a detailed letter about your
manuscript’s ideas, themes, strengths, problems, form, structure, and tone.”

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June 2022

Poetry Manuscripts: What is the Function of Poetry? with Sean Singer via Zoom

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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$320.00 8 tickets left

This course will focus on five books of poetry that show the range of poetic expression in five poets, along with one important craft book. Poetry is a craft and a practice, and it begins with listening.  Students in this course will learn to apply specific craft skills, notions of artistic choice-making, and intention to […]

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July 2022

The Art of Revision: a Poetry Workshop with Sean Singer (in person at HVWC)

July 9 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$124.00 7 tickets left

Join Yale Younger Poet, Sean Singer, as he helps you revise your difficult to place poems that you think are almost finished. Send one poem (limit two pages) to [email protected] when you register for this class. NB: This class will take place in person at HVWC. All students must show proof of vaccination before entering […]

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