Jamie Shearn Coan (2012)

jsc_bio2_1Jaime Shearn Coan lives in Brooklyn, New York with one cat and several typewriters. He teaches creative writing and literature at the City College of New York, and leads a long-standing writing workshop with LGBT elders through the NY Writers Coalition. Reared in the Ocean State, Jaime is sustained by the rhythms of the sea.


His poems have appeared in journals including the Mississippi ReviewL.E.S. Reviewdrunken boat, and The Portland Review. His artist book, dear someone, the product of a queer collaborative letter-writing project, is distributed through Printed Matter. Jaime performs with the dance theater group Accidental Movement and has presented multi-media installations at the National Queer Arts Festival (San Francisco) and Chashama (New York). Jaime was a 2010 Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry and has been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and is currently participating in Poet’s House’s Emerging Poets Residency