"There's a lot of blood both human and animal in Sean Sexton's stirring first book of poetry. His poems which include several rare and passionate longer poems evoke the violence and beauty of life on a Florida cattle farm with clear-eyed eloquence and their gritty details make Robert Frost seem like a New England gentleman farmer. 'If you would love learn / the power of life' Sexton writes and BLOOD WRITING is a mature and Whitmanesque embrace of a fully realized world" --Peter Meinke.
Sean Sexton was born in Indian River County and grew up on his family's Treasure Hammock Ranch eight miles west of Vero Beach Florida. He divides his time between taking care of a 600 acre cow-calf and seedstock operation and painting and writing. He is married to artist Sharon Sexton and they live on the ranch with their two children in a house they built with their hands.