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Welcome

Thanks for stopping by my Web site. Recently, Etchings Press published a chapbook of my flash fiction pieces entitled, Dissenting Opinion from the Committee for the Beatitudes. In 2012 the novelist Brad Meltzer selected my short story "The Dauphin" as winner of National Public Radio's Three-Minute Fiction contest. That story is included in "Dissenting Opinion." You can access the story and hear Susan Stamberg reading it on this podcast from Weekend All Things Considered, available at the link below.

 

In 2017 Split Rock Review published my most recent collection of poems, Limits to the Salutary Effects of Upper Midwestern Melancholy, which won the journal's inaugural chapbook award. My previous book Vengeful Hymns,was runner-up for the  Society of Midland Authors book of the year award in Poetry. Two poems from Limits to the Salutary Effects of Upper Midwestern Melancholy are available - both in text and as audio files of my reading them - at the link below.

Biography
The poet, fiction writer and editor Marc J. Sheehan is a life-long Michigan resident. He has earned degrees from Western Michigan University, Central Michigan University and the University of Michigan, where he received a Major Hopwood Award in Poetry. His honors also include grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has served as Writer Center Coordinator at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, and has reviewed books for both the Lansing Capital Times and On the Town. In addition to being a writer, he has also been a communications/public relations professional, bookseller, machinist, apartment painter, and certified HIV counselor. He currently lives in Grand Haven, Michigan, within walking distance of the big lake.