Sean Dunne was born in Waterford (Ireland) in 1956. After graduating from U.C.C. (University College Cork) he moved to Cork where he worked as a journalist with The Cork Examiner. Sean Published three collections of poems, Against the Storm (1985), The Sheltered Nest (Gallery, 1992) and Time and The Island (Gallery, 1995) which was submitted for printing just two weeks before his untimely death at the age of 39.
Among the anthologies he edited are, Poets of Munster (a province in Ireland) (1985), The Cork Anthology (1993) and Something Understood (1995). He also published In My Father's House, in 1991, an account of his childhood and spiritual odyssey. Sean Dunne died in Cork on August 3, 1995.