Hello, my name is Sean Lynch. I am a poet who is currently an editor and poetry reading host for Moonstone Arts Center in Philadelphia. From 2014-2018 I was the editor of Whirlwind Magazine which I co-founded with Lamont Steptoe. I’ve been the editor of many projects, including Rocky Wilson’s poetry collection The Last Bus to Camden, which was released in 2016 by Moonstone Press. My latest editing credit is Chidi Ezeobi’s debut poetry chapbook, Remind the World, Poems from Prison.

Copies of my chapbooks Broad Street Line and 100 Haiku can be purchased via the Moonstone Press online store.

Any editing inquiries can be sent to me at poetryandpoverty@gmail.com

Besides my blog and the Moonstone anthologies, you can also find some of my poems online and in print in publications including:

“Etymology of a Nightmare” and “Please Speak” in Neologism Poetry Journal

“I was Gonna Kill Myself but then I Missed my Train” in Terror House Magazine

“Invisible Aerie” in Ariel Chart

“Rent is Theft” (on page 7) in the June, 2018 issue of The Bitchin’ Kitsch

Haiku in Better Than Starbucks

Haiku in Leaves of Ink

Haiku (on page 51) in June, 2017 issue of Failed Haiku

Haiku (on page 38) in issue #22 of Chrysanthemum

“With the Word We Will be Healed,” “At Whitman’s Tomb,” “Ode to Frank O’Hara,” and “Militant Throws King’s Colt,” in Misfit Magazine

“The Sodomite is Dead” in Cacti Fur

“For Now” in the Winter, 2015 issue of East Coast Literary Review

“the infinite spaces between everything” in Eunoia Review

“Milky Way” in Hamilton Stone Review

“Tanka” and “Empty” (on pages 11 and 12) in Ink in Thirds,

“To Wear Disease Around Your Neck” in issue one of Milkfist

“Jewish Boycott” in issue eighteen of (parenthetical),

“11/22/13 Camden, NJ” in the Fall of 2014 issue of Poetry Quarterly,

“Bridge of Bones” in Rat’s Ass Review,

(I have deleted all the dead links to journals and zines that are now defunct or out of print, so this list is not comprehensive and also it is in no particular order.)


Here’s a picture of me reading from my second chapbook, Broad Street Line, at the 2017 Philadelphia Poetry Festival.


331 Responses to About

  1. cadi says:

    I’ve nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award, check out my post to see how it works : http://intomytwenties.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/430/

  2. Thank you for dropping by my blog! Myself and a fellow blogger have another site called http://www.wepoetsshowit.com where we showcase peoples work we’d be happy to do that for you. :)

  3. Emma Dumitra says:

    Thanks for the follow! I’ll have to explore your blog as well. :)

  4. 90vinitablog says:

    Hey thanks for the follow and visiting my blog ….I would be exploring your poetry world in some days ….till then good luck for your work :)

    • Sean Lynch says:

      Well thank you for the good luck and I hope you enjoy my poetry world as you say, without getting too depressed of course.

      • 90vinitablog says:

        Its how the way people perceive things . A depressed poem when read , when u r out of depression sense more and sometimes makes u laugh and wonder that how come u wrote this …So cheers to depressed poems …we learn a lot from it :)

  5. rosellezubey says:

    Hi Sean-I’m looking forward to reading your blog. Thanks so much for following mine. Take care.

  6. Hi Sean,

    Thank you for following! I will take some time to read through your writings very soon as I have to go in a minute! But thanks again :) Stay in touch..


  7. Patrice says:

    Thanks for the ‘Follow’ of my blog!!! :D

  8. Thank you for viewing my Poetry/Blog! Sending wishes of peace and bliss on your future endeavors!

  9. Hi, Sean,
    I got an email letting me know that you’re now following my blog, and the titles of the blog posts (on Godot, ancient Chinese philosophies, and 1984!) got my attention.

    At the risk of sounding horribly condescending (I don’t mean to be at all), it’s really wonderful to see that someone your age is so seriously into writing (very good, from the little I’ve seen) poetry, social justice, and literature. I hope that you never lose your passion. :)

    So I’ll be following your blog as well, and at some point I may even hit you up for a Goodreads friendship, if that’s OK with you!

    Thanks again,
    Nancy Bevilaqua

    • Sean Lynch says:

      I’ve had older people comment the same thing you said before… apparently it’s surprising for some older people to see someone young and passionate about what they do. I don’t think that’s uncommon.

      • I may be somewhat out of touch then, or paying (still) too much attention to the media, or living in the wrong area, or all of the above. There just seem to be a lot of distractions, and signals that in order to “grow up” one needs to start going along with the crowd, that don’t seem to leave people time for things like poetry. But perhaps that’s always been the case, and it has nothing to do with age. I was passionate about things when I was 21, and I still am at 52.
        Again, I didn’t mean to be condescending in the least. It’s just that, from where I am right now, I don’t see it very much, and it made me happy. That’s all.

  10. Hi thanks for dropping by my bog and for the follow. I like your themes of social justice. :)

  11. bikerchick57 says:

    Thank you so much for reading and following my blog. I appreciate it.

  12. nannus says:

    I enjoyed reading your last post “An Introduction”. I like your prose. Besides poetry, you might consider writing essays (or a mixture of the two).

  13. hanan fatima says:

    Your blog is really cool! Good work :D

  14. I tried to buy your latest chapbook but it’s out. When will you have more of Broad street line?

  15. Soul Gifts says:

    Hey Sean, thank you so much for the follow of my blog :) Appreciate it heaps. Best of luck for your poeming and magazine’ing.

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