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Seán Body

Born in Templeglantine, Co Limerick, Seán Body spent his working life in the Greater Manchester area, where he worked as a probation officer, social worker and Social Services training officer. Subsequently he ran his own training agency, specialising in child care.

Joining Manchester Poets in 1988, he established
Tarantula as a Manchester Poets imprint. In 1998 he reconstituted Tarantula Publications as an independent publisher and launched the thrice yearly magazine Brando's Hat.

A founder member of Manchester Irish Writers, his poetry has won prizes in several competitions, including, Ver Poets, Peterloo and Bridport. A short story won the Irish Post Listowel Writers Competition.

He is currently Honorary Creative Writing Fellow in the School of English at the University of Leicester.

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