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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Maureen Seaton  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT 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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- 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