Sean shares the celebration of birth. Sean Sexton recites his poem "Jubilant Calf" from his home church during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, "Rodear Year."
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Vero Beach, FL
Sean Sexton was born in Indian River County, Florida, and grew upon his family's Treasure Hammock Ranch. He works every day with his son, Michael, now following in his footsteps as he followed in his father's. He divides his time between taking core of the family's 600-acre cow-calf and seed stock operation, painting and writing on the ranch where he lives with his wife, artist Sharon Sexton. Dean has kept sketch and writing journals for over 45 years, drawing upon his life, the land and Florida's cattle industry. Sean is the author of "Blood Writing, Poems," "May Darkness Restore" (Press 53) and two chapbooks, "The Empty Tomb" and "Descent." He received a Florida Individual Artist's Fellowship in 2001 and became inaugural Poet Laureate of Indian River County in 2016.
Filmed on location in Vero Beach, Florida, 2020.
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