Mick O’Seasnain

Poet

Wooster, OH 44691

Author's Bio

Mick Ó Seasnáin has continually attempted to farm his quarter acre lot in the small town of Wooster, Ohio while catering to the diverse and often unanticipated needs of his students and his three rowdy children. His wife tolerates his creative habits and occasionally enables his binges of writing and photography.

Art and words - that’s the short of it.  Ó Seasnáin has always enjoyed capturing beautiful moments with art and words. Ó Seasnáin graduated from St. Edward High School (Lakewood, Ohio) and then completed a B.A. in English from Baldwin Wallace University followed by an M.A.T. in English from Miami University. He works with The National Writing Project through Kent State University, and he teaches English language arts for Edgewood Middle School in Wooster, Ohio. By trade, Ó Seasnáin is a teacher and writing coach who dabbles in other artistic expressions.

Ó Seasnáin's words have been published by Cathexis Northwest Press, Winning Writers website, the Ohio Journal of English Language Arts (OJELA), The Submittable Blog, The Wayne Literary Review, Pif Magazine, Literary Orphans, Up the River, Crack the Spine, Ghostwood Books website, The Mill, MidAmerican Fiction and Photography, The Legendary Literary Magazine, How to Succeed in College 2014 anthology, Ohio Teachers Write, and Teachers of Vision.

Ó Seasnáin has presented his work at The Oxford Writing Festival, Baldwin Wallace University, the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, Write Here! Write Now! for Kent State University, Tri-County Computer Service Association, several National Writing Project Invitational Summer Institutes, varied locations in The Wooster City School District, and Miami University.

For a full list of his publications, consulting projects, and presentations, visit Ó Seasnáin's digital portfolio: https://tinyurl.com/MickOSeasnain.

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
How to Succeed in College (Kindle Singles, 2014)
Journals:
Brushfire
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Cathexis Northwest Press
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Literary Orphans
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The Legendary
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Up The River
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Winning Writers
Prizes won: 
  • 2018 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest ~ Finalist and Honorable Mention - selected from 4,749 submissions
  • 2017 Haiku the Times: Ghostwoods Books Haiku Contest ~ First Round Semi-Finalist - one of top 18 of all entries.

 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Jason Reynolds, Thanhha Lai, J.R.R. Tolkien, Celia Ahern, James Herriot, Willa Cather, Maya Angelou, Billy Collins, George Ella Lyon, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Edgar Allan Poe, Amy Tan, Agatha Christie
What I'm reading now: 
Educated by Tara Westover, 8 Keys to Stop Bullying by Signe Whitson, The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future Novel by Dav Pilkey

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Appalachian, Hungarian American, Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Cleveland, OH
Ohio
Raised in: 
Cleveland, OH
Ohio
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Last update: Jun 03, 2019