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Venus Examines Her Breast
Maureen Seaton

Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2004 • 72 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-408-7

A collection of poetry by Maureen Seaton.

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Reviews / Endorsements

"Sir Real, bow down. Seaton has you and has you, especially during the (dis)association between grief and Good Grief. Aglow between meanings, Venus Examines Her Breast is 'a glut of non-ego, non-movied beauty.' A mother dies and a shower of embers, these poems, arise. Extraordinary."—Terese Svoboda

"These poems burst with energetic words which Seaton uses not only to conjure one memorable image after another, but also to make music of sense and sounds. you can savor the collages, a wise and confiding voice grappling with the death of a mother. Whether she is describing her own narrow escape from death or the connectedness of seemingly unconnected events, her language never fails to dazzle."—Judith Barrington

"Maureen Seaton is not afraid of flight—and that flight is not away, but towards various kinds of sentencing, whether a lament or lines on happenstance."—Kimiko Hahn

"Venus Examines Her Breast is a book of diabolical charm and daring intelligence. From Batman to Bonnie Parker, Maureen Seaton takes on all comers in a range of experimental forms and language so rich it should come with a warning label. Poetry this nutritious could feed multitudes."—Campbell McGrath

MAUREEN SEATON is the author of Little Ice Age; Furious Cooking, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize and the Lambda Literary Award; Fear of Subways, winner of the Eighth Mountain Poetry Prize; and The Sea among the Cupboards, winner of the Capricorn Award. She is the co-author, with Denise Duhamel, of Exquisite Politics, Oyl, and Little Novels. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, New Republic, and many other journals. She is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship, an Illinois Arts Council grant, and a Pushcart Prize. She is Director of Creative Writing at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

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