Sean M. Conrey


Syracuse, NY

Author's Bio

Sean M. Conrey is an associate director in the Project Advance program at Syracuse University, where he teaches in the English and Textual Studies department. His most recent full-length collection of poems, The Book of Trees, was published in late 2017 by Saint Julian Press. His first collection, The Word in Edgewise, was published by Brick Road Poetry Press in 2014. His poems have appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Cream City Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Midwest Quarterly, Notre Dame Review and Tampa Review, among others. A chapbook of his poems, A Conversation with the Living, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2009 and his monograph Coming to Terms with Place, a theoretical work concerned with how language affects our sense of place, was published in 2007. Recordings of his experimental music project, Mercury City Suburbs, are available online.

Publications & Prizes

The Book of Trees (Saint Julian Press, 2017)
The Word in Edgewise (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014)
A Conversation with the Living (Finishing Line Press, 2009)
Prizes won: 
  • Catholic Press Association Book Award for Poetry, The Book of Trees, third place, June 2018
  • Finalist, CNY Book Awards for Poetry, The Book of Trees, November, 2018
  • Budd and Betty Knoll Award, Letters to Tacitus, May 2006

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Born in: 
Louisville, KY
Raised in: 
Jackson, MI
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Last update: Sep 06, 2019