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

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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)....

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887485657
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 2/12/2013
  • Series: Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,003,983
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Babel
Pi
Fractal Pirates
Fish Tales from the Sargasso Series
The Red Tide
Metastasis
After Violence, with Binaries and Fibonacci
Fibonacci Batman
Mortal Sins
The Kill
Woody Allen, Woody Allen
Involved with This Light
The Bell Tower from Sonnets for a Single Mother
My Daughter Calls from a Halfway House in Houston
Blood
Christmas in the Midwest
Harlem
White Balloon
After Sinead O’Connor Appears on Saturday Night Live, the Pope
The Queen of Jersey
Theories of Illusion
L.A. Dream #2
A Single Subatomic Event
A Constant Dissolution of Molecules
Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
The Man Who Killed Himself to Avoid August
A Chorus of Horizontals
Furious Cooking
Romancing Debussy
Jesus & Puberty
When I Wore a Garter Belt
When I Was White
When I Was Straight
Lateral Time
Woman Circling the Lake
Fiddleheads
The Zen of Crime
Astronomy
Ice
A Flicker of Apocalypse
Whining Prairie
The Freezing Point of the Universe
Miss Molly Rockin’ in the House of Blue Light
The Realm of the Wide
He Crossed the Hallway with a Soul in His Hand
Toy Weather pi
She Sat in My Lap Like a Stone
Venus Examines Her Breast
Caves of the Time-Stream
When I Was a Sex Goddess
When I Was Avant-garde
When I Was a Jersey Girl
Lorraine Hansberry’s Grave
The Queen of South Beach
The Saying
The Elizabeth Lanes
Genetics
Pictures in the Bone
Jubilee for the Bomb
Sweethearts
Cold War Comics
Ben Franklin, My Homeplate
Emersons
Art
Notes
Acknowledgments

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