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Fibonacci Batman
New and Selected Poems (1991–2011)
Maureen Seaton



Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon University Press
2013 • 168 pp. 5 illus. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry

List $19.95, Web $11.97 Paperback, 978-0-88748-565-7



A collection of new and selected poems by Maureen Seaton

With its striking new sequences of charmed mathematics and magical equations with their surreal violences and tragicomedic human predicaments, Fibonacci Batman: New & Selected Poems spans two decades and seven previous poetry collections (five award-winning) by two-time “Lammy” recipient, Maureen Seaton. Language is key in Seaton’s poetry, called “radiantly precise” (Publishers Weekly) and “able to evoke the feeling of vast expanses of space and time, much like Borges in ‘The Library of Babel’” (Adam Miller). Poet Wang Ping praises the “dark matter” in Seaton’s work, “where everything expands and tricks, arriving at once and everywhere.” Marilyn Hacker writes: “Maureen Seaton's register is enormous; her verbal daring and wayfaring breathtaking.” This is twenty years of rich poetry to fall into and to trust. "What a large, fierce vision is documented here!” (Tom Andrews) Fibonacci Batman arrives on time and in style, giving hope in human imagination and evolution a healthy and engaging slap on the back.

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MAUREEN SEATON is the author of fifteen poetry collections, both solo and collaborative. Her work has received numerous awards, including the Iowa Poetry Prize, Lambda Literary Award, Society of Midland Authors Award, Eighth Mountain Poetry Prize, the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award, an NEA, and the Pushcart; and has appeared in Best American Poetry and in numerous literary journals. Her memoir, Sex Talks to Girls, also garnered a “Lammy.” She teaches poetry at the University of Miami and writes about poets and the valuable damage they do in the world at Almost Dorothy’s “Glit Lit:” http://almostdorothy.wordpress.com/category/themes/glit-lit/.

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