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Maureen Seaton

Born: 1947 in Elizabeth, NJ
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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.

  • 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'''''
  • -- Publishi

Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Maureen Seaton on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Cave of the yellow volkswagen
ISBN: 9780887484995 OCLC: 310400792

Fear of subways /
ISBN: 0933377150 OCLC: 22597276

Eighth Mountain Press, Portland, Or. : 1991.

Fibonacci batman :
ISBN: 0887485650 OCLC: 818143359

Furious cooking :
ISBN: 1587292157 OCLC: 44965652

University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, IA : ©1996.

By turns chic, romantic, sardonic, droll, seductive, and in your face, Maureen Seaton is a cornucopia of attitudes and styles, a street-smart, deeply talented woman who wryly contemplates the charades that the self and the world assume - and how hard it is to stay in focus the morning after. It gets very, very hot in Seaton's kitchen and in her poems. As this inventive and imaginative poet states, Furious Cooking is a stew of accidents and incidents roiling across universes.

  Genetics /
ISBN: 1466328673 OCLC: 946964062

Little ice age :
ISBN: 0967968372 OCLC: 45791354

Invisible Cities Press, Montpelier, Vt. : ©2001.

Sex talks to girls :
ISBN: 0299228800 OCLC: 659563577

University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wis. : ©2008.

Sex Talks to Girls chronicles the outward antics of a woman on an inward journey to self through the routes of religion, sex, sobriety, and kids. Recasting herself in this memoir as "Molly Meek," Maureen Seaton interprets the emergence of Molly's identity in luxurious and very funny prose.

  Sex talks to girls :
ISBN: 9780299228842 OCLC: 1033691067

Maureen Seaton traces the emergence of her identity in quick, droll, often surprising sketches. She finds herself alternately in the company of winos, swingers, and drag kings; in love with Jesus H. Christ and a butch named Mars; in charge of two children (her own!); writing stories that shrink painfully to poems; and unable to reckon how she landed in any of these predicaments. In her passage from near-nun to suburban mom to woke woman, she shakes herself out of a sloshed stupor and delights in the spree.--Page 4 of cover.

  The sea among the cupboards :
ISBN: 0898231345 OCLC: 25522167

New Rivers Press ; Minneapolis : 1992.

Venus examines her breast :
ISBN: 0887484085 OCLC: 55072182

Carnegie Mellon University Press, Pittsburgh : 2004.