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. jjhiii24 says:

    Hey there, Sean!

    It always amazes me when I read work by young people like yourself that just oozes with amazing thoughts. It seems impossible that you could write with such style and grace and all this when you’ve hardly gotten out of the gate of your life, so to speak. It’s a bit of a mind bender I have to say. I guess it amazes me so much because it took me a lot longer to get anywhere close. Maybe I’m just a slow starter.

    I admire your poetry and your courage in reading all the way through on my “about” page. I’ve really tried to cut it down to be shorter, but it just doesn’t seem to say enough when I do. I guess I have a lot to say sometimes and I can’t stop myself.

    You have a great talent for cutting to the core and stripping away the superfluous in your expressions and I truly admire that. Plus, you’re only a stone’s throw away in Philadelphia! I’ve been to the city hundreds of times but I don’t remember seeing you.

    I appreciate your visit and I’m gonna follow you for a bit and see how it goes….

    Regards…..John H.

    • S. W. Lynch says:

      Hello John,

      I remember you, you commented on some of my work a few months ago. You parted me with wise words then as you have now, and I appreciate your recognition of my work albeit the fledgling work that it is. I am young, and I hope to be given the chance to write more extensive works in the future.

      I’m not surprised we haven’t ran into each other since Philly is a city of 3 million people, but then again, it does seem like I run into people here quite often. Thanks for the reply.

  2. ACwords says:

    Thanks for the follow! Looks like you’ve got some good stuff going on here.

  3. naokihan says:

    Thanks for following. :)

  4. Openobserver says:

    Hey Sean, thanks for the visit and following. You sound like an interesting young man to this old one. Look forward to sharing.

  5. Thanks for visiting and following my blog “Eyes to Heart.” … All the best to you on your writing journey … Be well, Dorothy :-)

  6. Sean, Wishing you Happy Holidays and thanks for following My Poetic Spirit ~Mary

  7. joelseath says:

    A site with a lot of intelligent content, judging by what I’ve read so far. Thank you for the follow.

    • S. W. Lynch says:

      Thank you sir. I’ve read a few of your articles and I enjoyed them. I was especially interested in what you wrote about micro fiction. I’ve always been attracted to Kafka, and I’ve been meaning to read Invisible Cities. Thank you for replying and cheers from across the pond.

  8. chapamy says:

    Thanks for checking out Constellation Blog; I’m glad to find your site. You’ve got great talent ….. take care of your spirit along the way. :) Hope you’ll have some holiday joy.

  9. Subhan Zein says:

    Hi Shane,

    Happy New Year to you. May 2013 bring you love, happiness, and success. For someone so young, you definitely have a voice, so keep carving brilliance, my friend.

    Subhan Zein

  10. Noha Rady says:

    HI ! I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for following by blog, and liking my post.
    And, have a happy new year!

  11. AR Neal says:

    Alrighty–Philly in the house! We moved to Southern California from South Jersey; I went to Temple U. for my master’s and we spent enormous amounts of time in the city. Great to see your work and looking forward to reading more!

    • Hell yeah, I’m always glad to converse with fellow Philadelphians on wordpress, because this city has a distinctness that gives our collective voice a gritty down-to-earth-ness. I was raised in South Jersey, and many of my friends and some of my family go to/have gone to Temple.

  12. snappy~speak says:

    Thanks for the follow, Sean! I lived in Philly for a couple of years- great place.

  13. Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award, because your Blog is one of my Favourites. If you don’t have the time to nominate more, I would love to know your answers to the Questions I’ve asked, you can reply on the Link : http://imsteventruong.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/liebster-award/

  14. Thanks for following my blog and all the best with yours. And don’t worry about the destroyed writing – I’ve been a professional writer for nearly 40 years and still ditch at least 80% of what I write. Keep at it!

    • Good to hear. Thanks for the sound advice. Your traveling blog is very interesting, you take some lovely photos. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to comment on some of my poetry.

  15. orlando gustilo says:

    More power to your writing! Writers, I hear, throw away pages and pages until they’ve stripped their prose to no-thing. Ciao!

  16. Lakshmi Loves To Shop says:

    Namaste…thank you for visiting and following my blog :-) I look so forward to following yours too…

  17. Read the Poetry Ink article. Congratulations on being there. Sonia Sanchez is one of my heroines. Wishing you every success, now and in the future. Michele

  18. Karen says:

    I have nominated you for the Very inspiring Blogger Award: http://drawingroomdays.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/blog-awards/ xx

  19. kkline922 says:

    Greetings. I’ve followed, and have enjoyed your blog for some time now. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Thanks for your words ; )

    • Sean Lynch says:

      Thank you so much, there are certain followers of mine that I appreciate a lot and I am really grateful towards because they give such thought provoking feedback, and you are one of them.

  20. Do you have THE LIEBSTER AWARD YET??? Now you do! Please check out my nomination for details…http://evavanbeek.com/ has a better awards picture! My post is at http://bythemightymumford.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/the-liebster-award-nomination/

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