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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Maureen Seaton  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1947 in Elizabeth, NJ

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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.


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

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Cave of the yellow volkswagen
ISBN: 9780887484995. OCLC Number: 310400792

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Fear of subways /
ISBN: 0933377150. OCLC Number: 22597276

Eighth Mountain Press,. .

Fibonacci batman :
ISBN: 0887485650. OCLC Number: 818143359

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Furious cooking :
ISBN: 1587292157. OCLC Number: 44965652

University of Iowa Press,. .

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 Number: 946964062

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Little ice age :
ISBN: 0967968372. OCLC Number: 45791354

Invisible Cities Press,. .

Sex talks to girls :
ISBN: 0299228800. OCLC Number: 659563577

University of Wisconsin Press,. .

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 Number: 1033691067

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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 Number: 25522167

New Rivers Press ;. .

Venus examines her breast :
ISBN: 0887484085. OCLC Number: 55072182

Carnegie Mellon University Press,. .