Sean Thomas Dougherty


Photo by John Henry Doucette

Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author or editor of fifteen books including The Second O of Sorrow and All You Ask for Is Longing: Poems 1994–2014, both published by BOA Editions. His awards include a Fulbright lectureship to the Balkans and two Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowships. His work has appeared in Best American Poetry, North American Review, and the New York Times. He lives in Erie, Pennsylvania, with the poet Lisa M. Dougherty and their two daughters, where he works for the Barber National Institute on Autism.

  • A child's hand pressed up against glass with a moth perched on the other side
    January 17, 2019 | Sean Thomas Dougherty
    Greg Jordan, “Moth, Glass, Hand,” Sept. 2009 / Flickr Before there is sausage and bread And blood-red wine Like the light Over the great lake Are you a ship Or a sequin Something so tiny It c...

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