Fibonacci Batman: New and Selected Poems (1991-2011)

 


             









Two Thieves & a Liar

   (with Neil de la Flor

    & KristineSnodgrass)

           (2012)







Genetics

(2012)




   




Sinád O’Connor and Her Coat of a Thousand Bluebirds (with Neil de la Flor)

(2011)











 
                               
Bio



Maureen Seaton's recent publications include her “new and selected” works, Fibonacci Batman (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2013), and three collaborative poetry collections: Stealth, with Samuel Ace (Chax Press, 2011); Sinéad O’Connor and her Coat of a Thousand Bluebirds, which won the Sentence Book Award, with Neil de la Flor (Firewheel Editions, 2011); and Two Thieves & a Liar, with Neil de la Flor & Kristine Snodgrass (JackLeg Press, 2012); as well as her seventh solo poetry collection, Genetics (JackLeg Press, 2012); and a memoir, Sex Talks to Girls (University of Wisconsin Press, 2008), winner of the Lambda Literary Award for lesbian memoir. Her previous collections include Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen and Venus Examines Her Breast, winner of the Publishing Triangle's Audre Lorde Award for lesbian poetry (both from Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2009 & 2004); Little Ice Age (Invisible Cities Press, 2001); Furious Cooking (University of Iowa Press, 1996), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize and the Lambda Literary Award for lesbian poetry; Fear of Subways, (The Eighth Mountain Press, 1991), winner of the Eighth Mountain Poetry Prize; and The Sea among the Cupboards, winner of the Capricorn Award and the Society of Midland Authors Award.

Seaton is co-editor, with Denise Duhamel and David Trinidad, of Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry (Soft Skull Press, 2007).  Her work, both solo and collaborative, has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Republic, Paris Review, Green Mountains Review, Prairie Schooner, Bloom, Court Green, Indiana Review, The Missouri Review, New Letters, and in many anthologies and literary journals both on and off line. 

The recipient of an NEA fellowship in poetry and an Illinois Arts Council grant, Seaton has received funded residencies from the Ucross Foundation (Wyoming) and the Sarasota Arts Council (The Hermitage). She has also been in residence several times at Ragdale, Lake Forest, Illinois. She was awarded the Pushcart Prize for the poems “LA Dream #2” and “Theories of Illusion” (both from Furious Cooking), and a piece from Little Ice Age, “Fiddleheads,” appeared in The Best American Poetry. An excerpt from “A Chorus of Horizontals” (also from Furious Cooking), appeared on Chicago subways and buses as part of “Poetry in Motion,” 1998.

Seaton has taught poetry as artist-in-residence at Columbia College Chicago and on the core faculties of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Goddard College, Vermont. She currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.
(mseaton@miami.edu)

Biblio


Solo Poetry

Fibonacci Batman: New & Selected (1991-2011), Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2013
Genetics, JackLeg Press, 2012
Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen, Carnegie Mellon University Press, 
    2009
America Loves Carney, Sow’s Ear Press chapbook, 2009
Venus Examines Her Breast, Carnegie Mellon University Press, 
    2004
Little Ice Age, Invisible Cities Press, 2001
Miss Molly Rockin’, Thorngate Road chapbook, 1998
Furious Cooking, University of Iowa Press, 1996
Fear of Subways, The Eighth Mountain Press, 1991
The Sea among the Cupboards, New Rivers Press, 1992

Collaborative Poetry

Two Thieves & a Liar, JackLeg Press, 2012, with Neil de la Flor & Kristine Snodgrass
Sinead O’Connor and Her Coat of a Thousand Bluebirds, 
    Firewheel Editions, 2011, with Neil de la Flor
Stealth, Chax Press, 2011, with Samuel Ace
Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry, Soft Skull Press,
     2007, ed. with Denise Duhamel & David Trinidad
Facial Geometry, NeoPepper Press chapbook, 2006, with Neil de la Flor &  Kristine
     Snodgrass
Little Novels, Pearl Editions Chapbook, 2002, with Denise Duhamel
Oyl, Pearl Editions Chapbook, 2000, with Denise Duhamel
Exquisite Politics, Tia Chucha Press, 1997, with Denise Duhamel
       

Prose

“Glit Lit” features on Almost Dorothy, Neil de la Flor, ed. 

Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir, University of Wisconsin Press, 2008






				Lorraine Hansberry’s Grave

What is the name of the water in the bowl inside the sea, I once said to my lover, who took me to Hansberry’s grave on a winter evening—the name of the water contained within the larger water, I asked, rain in my mouth, rain in the boats of my shoes. All around us: deer shit and the dampened opinions of dead people. We walked past the graves with rain on our faces. Grass grew in sheets down the hills and rainwater glossed the marble. Is the body unclosed as the bowl in the ocean is unclosed, or is the enclosed body unclosed in the ocean of the soul, I persisted, the bowl in the sea, the body in the sea of the soul? My lover said: Droplet, Sea-bowl, Little Grave Seeker. They buried Hansberry on a hillside in Croton-on-Hudson beside white people and a river plunging south. We searched for her for an hour in the rain, my lover and I, wishing for slickers and luck and long lives to come. It was I who found her and shouted to my lover, who leapt to me from among the dead, her body aslosh with joy. 

--from Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen



                                        from Interview with Bonnie Parker

He said: Luck is all we have.
I said: And anagrams.
Luck and anagrams is all we have.
And villanelles.
Luck and anagrams and villanelles is all we have.
And Nabokov.
Luck and anagrams and villanelles and Nabokov is all we have.
And flecked birds.
Luck and anagrams and villanelles and Nabokov and flecked birds is all we have.
And scalloped molds.
Luck and anagrams and villanelles and Nabokov and flecked birds and scalloped molds is all we have.
And margaritas.
He said: Tequila. 

                                                                                  --from Venus Examines Her Breast




                                                            from Fish Tales

She used to think the sea was omnipotent.

She prayed to its depths, and sometimes

she would float on a turquoise wave and imagine herself

a pearl in the cup of an enormous palm.

After the fourth hurricane, the one that pushed her Honda 

all the way to the Pussy Cat Boutique, she realized God

was not in the sea, but in the wind, and that the wind

was a freak.

                                                                                --from Fibonacci Batman




“Saints of the Upper West Side,” by Maureen Seaton






































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Books

 

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Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen (2009)

America Loves Carney

(chapbook, 2009)

Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir

(2008)

Saints of Hysteria 

  (anthology, ed. with Denise Duhamel & David Trinidad, 2007)

Facial Geometry

(chapbook with Neil de la Flor & Kristine Snodgrass, 2006)

Venus Examines Her Breast

(2004)

Little Novels

(chapbook with Denise Duhamel, 2002)

Little Ice Age

(2001)

Oyl

(chapbook with Denise Duhamel, 2000)

Exquisite Politics

(with Denise Duhamel, 1997)

Furious Cooking

(1996)

Fear of Subways

(1991)

The Sea among the Cupboards (1992)

Photo: L. Anderson
Photo: “Amarillo,” by Maureen Seaton

Miss Molly Rockin’

(chapbook, 1998)

Stealth

(with Samuel Ace)(2011)