Maureen Seaton

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General Information

Name: Maureen Seaton

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Born: 1947 in Elizabeth, NJ



Illinois Connection

Seaton taught Poetry as artist-in-residence at Columbia College in Chicago and on the core facilities of the MFA at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Maura Seaton is a poet and teacher of poetry, literary collage, and collaboration. She earned an MFA from Vermont College in 1996. She currently teaches creative writing at the University of Miami and and writes about poets and the valuable damage they do in the world at Almost Dorothy's "Glit Lit:"

Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, New Republic, Green Mountains Review, Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, Bloom, Quarter after Eight, The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, and many other publications both on and off line.

Published Works

  • Fear of Subways, Eight Mountain, 1993
  • The Sea Among the Cupboards, New River Press, 1996
  • Furious Cooking, University of Iowa Press, 1996
  • Little Ice Age, Invisible Cities Press, 2001
  • Venus Examines Her Breast, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004
  • Sex Talks To Girls: A Memoir, University of Wisconsin Press, 2008
  • Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen, Carnegie Mellon, 2009
  • American Loves Carney: Poems, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, 2009
  • Genetics, CreateSpace, 2012
  • Fibonacci Batman: New and Selected Poems (1991-2011), Carnegie Mellon, 2013

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Fear of Subways

ISBN: 0933377150
Release Date: 1993-01-01

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The Sea Among the Cupboards

ISBN: 0898231345
Release Date: 1996-01-01

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Furious Cooking (Iowa Poetry Prize)

ISBN: 0877455414
Release Date: 1996-04-01

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Little Ice Age (Contemporary Classics Poetry series)

ISBN: 0967968372
Release Date: 2001-04-01

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Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen (Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series)

ISBN: 0887484999
Release Date: 2009-02-04

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Release Date: 2009


ISBN: 1466328673
Release Date: 2012-04-25

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Fibonacci Batman: New and Selected Poems (1991–2011) (Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series)

ISBN: 0887485650
Release Date: 2013-02-12

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Literary Awards

NEA fellowship

Two Pushcart Prizes for individual poems

Sex Talks to Girls

  • Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography

American Loves Carney

  • Sow's Ear chapbook contest winner

Venus Examines Her Breast

  • Publishing Triangle's Audre Lorde Award

Furious Cooking

  • Iowa Poetry Prize
  • Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry

Fear of Subways

  • Eighth Mountain Poetry Prize

The Sea Among the Cupboards

  • Capricorn Award
  • Society of Midland Authors Award

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Maureen Seaton on WorldCat

Maureen Seaton on Amazon


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