Poet Laureate 2005

Before moving to Philadelphia Sean Webb was a lifelong westerner having lived in Washington, Arizona, Iowa, New Mexico, and Utah. Along the way he worked over 30 widely divergent jobs that often find their way into his poetry. He currently works as a medical writer. He has an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop and has been recipient of numerous honors and awards including a Poetry Fellowships from The Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Utah Arts Council. In 2004 and 2009 he was awarded first place in poetry in the Philadelphia City Paper Annual Writing Contest. His work has appeared in dozens of publications including The North American Review, The Quarterly, Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, West Branch, The Seattle Review, The Greensboro Review, The Cumberland Poetry Review, Poet Lore, Mudfish and the anthology Poems of Frances and Clare. He has work forthcoming in Schuylkill Valley Journal. Mister Webb has three lovely daughters and a young grandson; he currently lives in Germantown.