About

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.

Some of my poems can be read in the following publications:

“Skyquake Sonnet” and “Armantrout’s Pet Vultures” in Paint Bucket

“Feed the Piranhas” in Phindie

“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,

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331 thoughts on “About

    1. I’ve checked it out, much thanks, and I enjoy your posts as well so I’ll make sure to come back for more. Your mediums of photography and writing will fit well together, and you have some beautiful pictures, cheers!

      1. Thank you for that but we have a submission process we would need you to go through. We try to put them up in the order they come in. We also have theme days. If you’re willing, you can check out our submission and theme pages and they will explain everything.

      1. 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 :)

  1. 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

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

  2. 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).

    1. Well thank you. I’ve got a few dozen essays on the site. I enjoy reading your essays from time to time. You’ve got an interesting perspective on philosophy.

      1. Thank you.
        I have been reading some of your interesting essays already, but some are remaining to be read :-)

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