My name is Sean Michael Poole. I am as far underground and outside the margins as a writer can be. I am the author of “Gattorno: A Cuban Painter For The World”. I won the 2009 Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing. I was awarded first place in the 2009 New England Book Fair and first place at the 2008 London Book Fair in the Fine Art Genre.
I was born in New York City and raised in Southern California. I have traveled from border to border and coast-to-coast most of my adult life. I write poetry, plays, scripts, short stories, magazine articles, advertising copy, press releases and artists’ monographs.
I am a writer, a musician, and an award-winning director. I have worked in a wide variety of esoteric jobs and had several careers. I have been a voice-over artist, a major market radio personality and an independent writer/director of short dramatic and educational videos. I have produced, directed and performed in everything from classical commedia del arte, to live action-adventure stunt shows.
I live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
I write to avoid having a real job.
Here goes. Ongoing Off the top of my head. No particular order of importance. That could change on any given day. Writers. Poets. Painters.
Andrei Codrescu, Blaise Cendrars, Oscar Wilde, Bill Griffith, Billy Childish, James Joyce, John Dos Passos, Hunter S. Thompson, Henry Miller, Eric Hoffer, Diane di Prima, Anais Nin, Carson McCullers, Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck, Paul Gallico, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Jerzy Kosinski, Tom Robbins, Dashiel Hammet, Richard Brautigan, Ken Kesey, Irving Stettner, Katherine Dunn, Charles Bukowski, Gore Vidal, Erica Jong, Emmett Grogan, Jack Kerouac, R. Crumb, JR Helton, Charles Schulz, Paul Gaugin, William S. Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Arnold Samuelson, Ernest Hemingway, Isaac Asimov, Tom Robbins, A.A. Milne, James Thurber, E.. A. Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain, Naomi Klein, Zecariah Sitchin, Larry Kirwan,
And the books! Also ongoing and off the top of my head.
Geek Love - Dunn, Pigeon Feather - Stettner, Pulp - Bukowski, Kalki - Vidal, Demon Box- Kesey, U.S.A. - Dos Passos, Ringolevio - Grogan, Coney Island of the Mind - Ferlinghetti, A Year In Key West - Samuelson, The Sound of Building Coffins- Maistros, Being There - Kosinski, Jitterbug Perfume - Robbins, everything by Henry Miller, everything by Kosinski, Liverpool Fantasy-Larry Kirwan,
Thanks for your comment on 'A Black Night' and for faving it, Sean, and so sorry for the long delay in getting back to you - I don't know how I missed it!
thank you sir!
Thanks for commenting on "Rattlesnake Pancakes," Sean. Glad the poem worked for you.
Thanks, Sean, for your kind comment on "Babble." Appreciate it very much!
Thanks, Sean, for commenting on "Satan and the Moon." Your kind words are much appreciated.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on 'A Black Night', Sean.
Thanks for your comments on "Revenge at the Nudist Camp."
Thank you so much for your encouraging comment on "The Story of F."
Thanks for your words on my piece 'The children of the riddles'. Kindly appreciated.
Thank you for reading and commenting on Psych Interview with a Rape Victim. Much appreciated.
Posted on my wall instead of yours, Sean. Now I have to work. Grrr.
Oh,dear. You're the second one. Thank you for liking it, Sean. Now I really should think about writing more about Mayerling.
Sean, your words on "Windows" touched me. "Unflinching' is a perfect description. If I was going to write this, I knew that was exactly what it had to be. Thank you for your kind words and thanks to speech software which brought those words to me!
That is, appreciate it!
Thanks for commenting on "She Waited for Him," Sean. Sppreciate it!
Thank you for your good words, Sean. Also for your poem.
Hi, sean. Thanks for reading, 'Pitspits.' I greatly appreciate.
Thank you for the comments on "A Boy Who Looks Like Horses..."
I really appreciate your words and your time reading my story.
Hi, sean. Thanks again. I see you've read my masterpiece, 'Fifty Five Words or Less.' I appreciate.
Hi, sean. Thanks for reading, 'I'll be Home for Christmas-2.' I greatly appreciate your insightful comments and fav.
Hey, thanks for your comments on "Nostradamus" - when I sit down at the computer, I never know what's going to emerge...glad you got it.
Sean- Thanks so much for taking the time to read Conversation from a Lunch Counter and offer a comment and encouragement. Eavesdropping can provide amazing material for reflection and writing!
Hi, Sean -
Just figured out how to write on someone's wall. Technologically challenged, me. Thanks for your comments on "Gunman" - so glad you liked it. I'm partial to the dark and slightly twisted. I enjoy your work as well. Offbeat and refreshing. Look forward to more.
Thanks for your words on The Frozen Tear, Sean.
Thanks so much for the time in reading and commenting on That'd Kill Ol' Bob. Really appreciate it! I am afraid I may reveal too much about where I've spent too much of my time. Every word of this is true. But - you know what they say - truth is often stranger than fiction!
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on Buffalo Bob and the Honey Dipper. Grateful and appreciative. Funny how some of life's most difficult experiences become the very fiber that holds the whole damn tapestry together!
Hi Sean: Thank you for hunting down and liking my poem "El Dias de los Muertos." I have been tethered to Mexico and its traditions for thirty years. I love its strangeness, and I'm glad some bits of it resonated with you. Thanks and welcome!
Sean - Your comments on my work are very much appreciated and very generous, especially "The coded feather in the glass". Thank you very much indeed. Although I don't often see it myself, others have remarked how the imagery appears to take on the form of a painting. Thanks again and Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Thank you for reading The Burka, and for your words, Sean.
Thanks for digging the Illusionist. Dark and Dank but gritty. Look forward to your contributions.
Thanks , Sean, for the attention to "Love Slut," much appreciated.
Thanks Sean for taking the time to read and comment on "Tortillas" your trip down memory lane in result enjoyable also.
hey, sean, thanx for your nice comment on “Santa’s stuck” & my “Remembering Ginsberg” poems. Gotta a kick outa of your own Xmas send-up poem. And much ago read with delight a flash piece with a title something like “contemplates her pussy”—which was very wry & hilarious, but i didn’t post at the time & now the piece seems to have disappeared. Anyway, always nice to follow up on Fictionaut folks that comment on my stuff & to discover new engaging writers.
thank you sean for appreciating "<a href="http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/marcus-speh/in-the-nude">in the nude</a>". especially when it's so cold out...
hi sean, thank you for your kind words on "fox". glad you found yourself enchanted—about the right time of year for that. enjoyed your own xmas ditty very much.
It's an honor to have you with us! Welcome aboard!Love that list, man--certainly many of my all-time favorite authors.
Hi, Sean--thanks so much for reading my story, and especially for your kind words. Appreciated.
Sean--Thanks for reading the IHTF Book. I subsequently had it e-published and somebody commented that it was depressing. Well, that's what the 50's were like.
Welcome to Fictionaut Sean, it was fun to write, I am so glad it was fun to read... and thank you!
Thanks for reading and commenting on "Pieta." It means a lot to me.
Welcome to Fictionaut, Sean