Author: Sean Thomas Dougherty

Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author or editor of 18 books including ALL MY PEOPLE ARE ELEGIES: ESSAYS, PROSE POEMS AND EPISTOLARY ODDITIES (NYQ Books 2019), Not All Saints, winner of the 2019 Bitter Oleander Library of Poetry Prize; ALONGSIDE WE TRAVEL: CONTEMPORARY POETS ON AUTISM (NYQ Books 2019) and All You Ask for is Longing: New and Selected Poems (BOA Editions 2014). His book The Second O of Sorrow (BOA Editions 2018) received both the Paterson Poetry Prize, and the Housatonic Book Award from Western Connecticut State University. His awards include the Twin Cities College Association Poet in Residence; a US Fulbright Lectureship to the Balkans; two Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowships in Poetry; and an appearance in Best American Poetry. He has worked in a newspaper plant, as an untenured college lecturer, and in a pool hall. He now works as a care giver and Med Tech for various disabled populations and lives with the poet Lisa M. Dougherty and their two daughters in Erie, Pennsylvania.

All My People Are Elegies: Essays, Prose Poems and Other Epistolary Oddities
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All My People Are Elegies: Essays, Prose Poems and Other Epistolary Oddities

NYQ Books

Poetry. In the spirit of Michael Martone's "contributor note" essays, Sean Thomas Dougherty has created a book of responses written to his rejection letters. After a furious series of rejections from dozens of literary magazines, Dougherty had enoug...

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