Sean Akerman

Poet, Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Sean Akerman is a writer of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Born in the lakes region of central Maine in 1983, he moved to New York City in 2006, where he earned a PhD in psychology from the City University of New York. Over the course of his teaching career, he held faculty appointments at Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Bennington College. Now, he works as a therapist amid the varieties of trauma. His books include: the novel, Outposts (Threekookaburras); the novella, Krakow (Harvard Square Editions); the poetry collection, The Magnitudes (Main Street Rag Publications); and a study of exile, Words and Wounds (Oxford University Press). He lives in the North Woods near Lake Superior's south shore. Currently, he is seeking: representation for a novel manuscript about the aftermath of a failed spiritualist movement; an independent publisher for a novella about a con-man in regret at the end of his life; and an independent publisher for his second collection of poetry, which chronicles breakdowns cultural, personal, and of form itself.

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Outposts (Threekookaburras, 2017)


The Magnitudes (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2018)

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Last update: May 02, 2021