Sean West

Sean West (he/they) is an Autistic poet, support worker, and workshop facilitator based in Meanjin. Their debut chapbook is Gutless Wonder (Queensland Poetry, 2023). Their placings include the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award, the Born Writers Award, the SCWC Poetry Award, and the Arts Queensland XYZ Prize for Excellence in Spoken Word (with Simon Kindt). In 2023, he was runner-up in the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. Sean is the founding editor of Blue Bottle Journal and works for Ruckus Slam Brisbane. They can be found at

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