Monday, February 16, 2015

Eileen Myles and Maureen Seaton in Distinguished Poets Series

Eileen Myles and Maureen Seaton will read their poems on March 7 as part of the Distinguished Poets Series at PCCC. The reading is at 1 pm at the historic Hamilton Club Building, 32 Church St., downtown Paterson.

The program is free and an open reading follows.

Poetry workshops, conducted by Myles and Seaton are 10 am to noon at the same location. Pre-registration required; workshop fee $20.

Parking is available for the workshops and reading at the PCCC lot on College Blvd., between Memorial Dr. and Church St.

Eileen Myles was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1949, was educated in Catholic schools, graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Boston in 1971, and moved to New York City in 1974 to be a poet. She gave her first reading at CBGB's, and then gravitated to St. Mark's church where she studied with Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley and Bill Zavatsky. She has published more than a dozen volumes of poetry and fiction including Not Me (1991), Chelsea Girls (1994), Cool for You (2000), and Skies (2001). Recent books include Sorry, Tree (2007), The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art (2009), and Inferno: a poet's novel (2010). 

Maureen Seaton earned an MFA from Vermont College in 1996. She is the author of the poetry collections Fear of Subways (1991), winner of the Eighth Mountain Poetry Prize; The Sea Among the Cupboards (1992); Furious Cooking (1996), winner of both the Iowa Poetry Prize and a Lambda Literary Award; Little Ice Age (2001); Venus Examines Her Breast (2004), winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award; and Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen (2009).
Seaton is author of the Lambda Literary Award–winning memoir Sex Talks to Girls (2008), in which she addresses motherhood, sobriety, and sexuality. She teaches at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Call 973-684-6555 or visit for more information.

Maria's Official Site is at  Her latest publication is the poetry and art collection, The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets.

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