Maureen Seaton

Maureen Seaton

About Maureen Seaton

Maureen Seaton (born October 20, 1947 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American LGBTQ poet, activist, and professor of English/Creative Writing at the University of Miami. She published her first book of poetry, The Sea Among the Cupboards by New Rivers in 1992, which was awarded the Capricorn Poetry Prize and the Society of Midland Authors Award. Her more recent poetry collection Undersea was published by Jackleg Press in 2021. She is the author of 14 books of poetry including Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2009); Little Ice Age (Invisible Cities Press, 2001), which was nominated for a National Book Award; and Furious Cooking (University of Iowa Press, 1996), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize and the Lambda Literary Award.
She also co-authored 13 books of poetry like A Questionnaire for Two Pussies, published by Extra Virgin Press in, 2021 (chapbook, with Denise Duhamel) and Zero-Zero. published by Hysterical Press in 2021 (chapbook, with Kristine Snodgrass), and her prose memoir, Sex Talks to Girls (University of Wisconsin Press, 2008, 2018) winner of the Lambda Literary Award for lesbian memoir. Throughout her writing career, Seaton has often collaborated with fellow poets Neil de la Flor and Samuel Ace.
She is a teacher at the University of Miami and lives in Florida.

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