Sean Body

Sean Body

Sean Body was born in Templeglantine, Co Limerick and has lived all his adult life in the Greater Manchester area, working as a probation officer for Manchester Probation Service. He joined Manchester Poets in 1988, establishing Tarantula as a Manchester Poets imprint. He is a founder member of Manchester Irish Writers, which produced several volumes of short stories and poetry. In 1998 he reconstituted Tarantula Publications as an independent publisher and launched the thrice yearly magazine Brando’s Hat. His poetry has won prizes in several competitions, including, Ver Poets, Peterloo and Bridport. A short story won the Irish Post Listowel Writers Competition.

Publications

  • Seasons, Glass Head Press (Limited Edition), 2003
  • Lines of Dissent (joint pamphlet with Ian Parks), Tarantula 2001
  • Witness, Tarantula, 1995/1998
  • At the end of the Rodden, Ed. (Manchester Irish Writers)
  • Scríbhneoírí, 1997 Poems from the Readaround, Ed. (Manchester Poets), Tarantula, 1995
  • Brando’s Hat archive (Issues 1-12)

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