Sean Singer (b. 1974 in Guadalajara, Mexico) is an American poet. His first book, Discography, won the 2001 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, selected by W.S. Merwin. His poems have been published in various journals, including Salmagundi, Tin House, and Pleiades, and Callaloo. He was a waiter at Breadloaf and won an Academy of American Poets Prize.
He has taught undergraduate and graduate creative writing at Binghamton University, Hunter College, Stern College, Hartwick College, William Paterson University, Northern Arizona University, and Barnard College. He graduated from Indiana University and received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Sean Singer is a Ph.D. student in American Studies, at Rutgers–Newark. He lives in New York City.
Poems Published in Periodicals
- Sean Singer. "Ken Burns poem". Poets.org.
- Sean Singer. "A Significant Poem; Poem with Groucho Marx Refrains; Loss; S.S.S.S.". La Petit Zine.
- Sean Singer. "The Old Record". National Endowment for the Arts.
- Sean Singer. "Whale Poem (Issue 5); Three Sketches (Issue 3); Corps / Cœur (Issue 2); Informing Jazz and Blues of the Answers (Issue 2)". Memorious.
- Sean Singer (Fall 2000). "Ellingtonia". Callaloo.
- Sean Singer (February 17, 2005). "Ellingtonia". From the Fishouse.
- Sean Singer (Spring 2006). "Albert Camus; Baby Song; Max Roach / Max Ernst". Drunken Boat 8 Panliterary Awards Competition Winners.
- Sean Singer (November 2007). "This one’s my Cadillac. This one’s my house.; Treatise on Hank Mobley". In Tracy K. Smith. Guernica.
- Sean Singer (February 16, 2009). "Violin (Larry Fine); Final Performance". Marsh Hawk Review.
Criticism & Essays
- Sean Singer. "Scrapple from the Apple: Jazz & Poetry". Poets.org.
- Sean Singer (February 1997). "Velocity of Celebration: Jazz and Semiotics". All About Jazz.
- Sean Singer (FEBRUARY 2008). "QUIET AS IT’S KEPT: POETRY AND CRITICISM". Critophoria 1.
- Sean Singer (February 2003). "Hart Crane: Provocative Futurist". Electronic Poetry Review 5.
Sean Singer’s Discography is a singular, quirky, and, at times, astonishingly beautiful first book.
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