Sean Sexton

Cindy Seip

Sean Sexton was born in Indian River County and grew up on his family’s Treasure Hammock Ranch. He divides his time between taking care of a 700-acre cow-calf operation, painting, and writing. He is married to artist, Sharon Sexton, and they live on the ranch in a house they built on the ranch. Sexton has kept daily journal-sketch and writing books since 1973. He is author of Blood Writing, Poems, (2010); The Empty Tomb (2014), and Descent (2018). He has performed and presented at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, The Miami Book Fair International, O’ Miami, and Other Words Arts Literary Conference in Tampa, FL. “This is my second volume of poetry,” Sexton said about May Darkness Restore (Press53), “written in late middle age, drawn upon my life and experience as an artist, writer, and cattleman. … I have been involved in Florida’s cattle industry since I was a child […] on land we’ve held for 76 years. The poetry embraces mortality and the cycles of life, connections to family, the elements, vagaries of the muse, balance of manual labor and artistic realization and the ongoing wonder and difficulty of leading a pastoral life in the new millennium.”