Sean Enfield is an essayist, poet, gardener, bassist, and educator.

Biographical Information:

Sean Enfield is a writer and educator from Dallas, Texas. His debut collection of essays, Holy American Burnout!, is forthcoming from Split/Lip Press in December 2023. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of Permafrost Magazine. Now, he serves as an Assistant Non Fiction Editor at His own work has been published in Reed Magazine, Hayden’s Ferry, Witness Magazine,, Tahoma Literary Review, and The Rumpus, among others, and he was the 2020 recipient of the Fourth Genre’s Steinberg Memorial Essay Prize. In 2013, his story, “Claudia Who Found the F,” was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered as a part of their 3 Minute Fiction contest judged by Karen Russell, and his manuscript, “Holy American Burnout!,” was named a finalist for Red Hen Press’ Ann Petry award by Maurice Carlos Ruffin. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @seanseanclan.

Gardening Work:

For three summers, Sean tended to the Stone Soup Community Garden – a project of the Bread Line, an anti-hunger organization affirming lives & feeding people in the Golden Heart City of Alaska. He wrote about the experience in an issue of Edible Alaska. You can read about here.