In addition to Scything Grace (Etruscan Press, 2013), Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author or editor of thirteen books across genres, including All You Ask for Is Longing: New and Selected Poems 1994 – 2014 (BOA Editions, 2014), Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line (BOA Editions, 2010), which was a finalist for Binghamton University Milton Kessler Poetry Book Award, the prose-poem-novel The Blue City ( Marick Press, 2008), and Broken Hallelujahs (BOA Editions, 2007).
He is the recipient of two Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowships in Poetry and a Fulbright Lectureship to the Balkans. His work has been read on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) radio in Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Rochester and Cleveland. Known for his electrifying performances he has performed at hundreds of venues, universities, and festivals across North America and Europe including the Lollapalooza Music Festival, the Detroit Art Festival, the South Carolina Literary Festival, the Old Dominion University Literary Festival, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Maine, Sarah Lawrence College, the State University of New York at Binghamton, the University of California Santa Cruz, the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, the Erie Jazz Festival, the London (UK) Poetry Cafe and the BardFest Series in Budapest Hungary, and across Albania and Macedonia where he was translated and published and appeared on national television, sponsored by the United States Department of State. He currently lives in Erie, Pennsylvania, with his family, where he works in a pool hall and writes his poems.
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