SheehanDandelionPhotoCrStar Black

Short bio:

Julie Sheehan’s three poetry collections are Bar Book (W.W. Norton, 2010), Orient Point (Norton, 2006) and Thaw (Fordham, 2001). A Whiting Writers’ Award winner, her poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker and Best American Poetry. She teaches in and directs the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.

Long bio:

Julie Sheehan is the author of three poetry collections: Bar Book: Poems & Otherwise (W.W. Norton, 2010), Orient Point (W.W. Norton, 2006), which won the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Thaw (Fordham University Press, 2001), winner of the Poets Out Loud prize. A recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award winner, her other honors include a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Award from Southwest Review, the Robert H. Winner prize from Poetry Society of America, and, from Paris Review, the Bernard F. Conners prize.

Sheehan has published poems in many magazines, among them Kenyon Review, The Journal, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Notre Dame Review, Paris Review, Parnassus, Ploughshares, POOL, Prairie Schooner, Raritan, The Rumpus, Salmagundi, Southwest Review and Yale Review. Her poems have been anthologized in The Best American Poetry (ed. Paul Muldoon), 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (ed. Billy Collins), Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing (ed. X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia), Seriously Funny: Poems About Love, God, War, Art, Sex, Madness, and Everything Else (ed. Barbara Hamby and David Kirby) and Good Poems, American Places (ed. Garrison Keillor). She served as poetry editor of TSR: The Southampton Review and as co-editor with Tom Sleigh of the 2011 Pushcart Prize anthology. She teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Stony Brook Southampton, which she also directs.