Seán Dunne was born in Waterford in 1956.
His poetry is collected as Against the Storm (Mountrath, Dolmen Press in 1985); The Sheltered Nest (Oldcastle, County Meath, The Gallery Press, 1992); Time and the Island: Selected and New Poems (The Gallery Press, 1996); and Collected (The Gallery Press, 2005).
He also published The Road to Silence: An Irish Spiritual Odyssey (Dublin, New Island Books, 1994). He edited Poets of Munster (Dingle, Brandon Press/London, Anvil Press, 1985); The Cork Anthology (Cork University Press, 1993); and Something Understood (Dublin, Marino Press, 1995).
He died suddenly in 1995 in Cork, where he had spent his adult life.