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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Maura Stanton  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1946 in Evanston, Ilinois


-- Website -- http://www.indiana.edu/~engweb/faculty/profile_mStanton.shtml
-- Maura Stanton on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=maura+stanton


Illinois Connection

Maura was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Maura received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and her M.F.A. in 1971 from the University of Iowa. She has taught at the State University of New York at Cortland (1972-1973), the University of Richmond (1973-1977), Humboldt State University (1977-1978), the University of Arizona (1978-1982), and Indiana University, where she has been employed since 1982.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Cities in the sea /
ISBN: 047211364X. OCLC Number: 593240019

University of Michigan Press,. .

In Cities in the Sea, Maura Stanton taps into the mysterious force of the fairy tale, with its fantastic images and magical narrative patterns. Her stories blur the boundaries between fairy tale and verit+, and comment on the art of storytelling. A range of characters -- from a business man to a pianist, from a county coroner to a hardware store clerk, from a Greek immigrant to a Danish artist -- come to discover that the past is a ruined kingdom, lost forever, but still a place to visit in wish, dream, and memory. Throughout her stories, Stanton attempts to wrest a deeper pattern, full of hum.

Cities in the Sea.
ISBN: 1282423258. OCLC Number: 824099903

University of Michigan Press. .

In Cities in the Sea, Maura Stanton taps into the mysterious force of the fairy tale, with its fantastic images and magical narrative patterns. Her stories blur the boundaries between fairy tale and verit+, and comment on the art of storytelling. A range of characters -- from a business man to a pianist, from a county coroner to a hardware store clerk, from a Greek immigrant to a Danish artist -- come to discover that the past is a ruined kingdom, lost forever, but still a place to visit in wish, dream, and memory. Throughout her stories, Stanton attempts to wrest a deeper pattern, full of humor and wonder, out of the disturbing events of contemporary life. Maura Stanton's previous books include the novel Molly Companion and the story collections The Country I Come From and Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling. Stanton is a recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets award and a two-time winner of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. She teaches in the M.F.A. program at Indiana University.

Cries of swimmers /
ISBN: 0887481248. OCLC Number: 26492327

Carnegie Mellon University Press,. .

Do not forsake me, oh my darling /
ISBN: 026802555x. OCLC Number: 47183471

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Glacier wine /
ISBN: 0887483402. OCLC Number: 46839602

Carnegie Mellon University Press,. .

Immortal sofa :
ISBN: 0252075803. OCLC Number: 811409979

University of Illinois Press,. .

A poetic exploration of the power of human imagination In accessible poems full of rich detail and painterly images, Maura Stanton looks under the surface of the ordinary, hoping to find the magic spark below the visible. In poems both humorous and elegaic, she gathers strange facts, odd events, and overlooked stories to construct her own vision of immortality, one made up of fragments of history and geography and the illusions of yearning human beings. From elephants in Ceylon to Nazi prisoners in Ireland, from Beowulf to Jane Austen, from sonnets to prose poems to blank verse, Immortal Sofa conjures our complex existence in all its sorrowful but astonishing variety. -- Publisher's website.

Molly Companion /
ISBN: 0380404362. OCLC Number: 4875059

Avon Books,. .

Snow on Snow.
ISBN: 0887481590. OCLC Number: 28242892

Carnegie Mellon University Press,. .

Tales of the supernatural :
ISBN: 087923749X. OCLC Number: 18106356

D.R. Godine,. .

The country I come from /
ISBN: 0915943336. OCLC Number: 18695045

Milkweed Editions,. .