Sean M Whelan

Sean M Whelan is from Northcote, Victoria and is a writer of prose, poetry and works for performance. Since 2005 Sean has worked extensively with Melbourne rock band The Mime Set intertwining lush soundscapes with lyrics and imagery. In 2007 Sean was one of only two Australian poets to be invited to perform at the Utan Kayu International Literary Biennale in Jakarta, Indonesia. Sean also co-ordinates one of Melbourne’s most popular spoken word events: Babble. His latest book of poetry is titled Tattooing the Surface of the Moon and is published by Small Change Press.

“The most perfect merging of spoken word and rock music I’ve ever seen. Imagine a musical cross between Mogwai and The Dirty Three and Sean’s whimsical, sorrowful, heartfelt and inspired spoken word and you’ll have some idea of just how much I was enthralled.” — Richard Watts. Triple R FM Melbourne.

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