Winner of the inaugural Split Rock Review chapbook prize. "Marc J. Sheehan is a poet in his prime, as these elegant poems make manifest."
Vengeful Hymns won the 2008 Richard Snyder Prize from Ashland University Press. "When a poet this canny and grounded and wry comes out of the heartland, there's good reason for us all to rejoice."
"Sheehan brings to life the dreams of working-class youth, in rural hamlets and factory towns, bikers and strippers, the young married and quickly divorced—the dull, inescapable ache of wanting to weep and not having the words."