“Sean always lifts the mood.”
~ Naomi Shihab Nye, U.S. Young People’s Poet Laureate
Sean Petrie is an award-winning poet and author. As a founder of Typewriter Rodeo he’s written more than 20,000 poems for people all across the country.
“Thank you Sean for the beautiful poem. You have a tremendous gift.”
~ Dr. Shanetia Clark, IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People)
His kids books include Pet Poems (Burlwood; IPPY Award) and its Pet Poems Plus companion workbook (Burlwood; Moonbeam Children’s Award), the Jett Ryder 4-book series (JollyFish), and numerous educational books for Fountas & Pinnell.
Sean has an MFA in Writing for Kids from Vermont College, a law degree from Stanford, and a Plan II degree from the University of Texas (where he co-founded the Camp Texas program). He teaches creative writing workshops and is a legal writing professor at the University of Texas Law School.