Winner of the 2015 Christopher Hewitt Award: Poetry
Born and raised in Southern Virginia, the house where Sean Patrick Mulroy grew up was built in 1801 and was commandeered by the Union Army during the Civil War to serve as a makeshift hospital. As a boy, Sean loved to peel back the carpets to show where the blood from hasty surgeries on wounded soldiers had stained the wooden floorboards. Now he writes poems. Sean is a candidate in the MFA program at UW Madison, a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow, and an eight-time competitor at the National Poetry Slam.
To read the introduction to 2015’s literary contest as well as the other winners, click here.