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March 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Holly Iglesias & Maureen Seaton
- March 4, 2018
- 4:00 pm
- Books & Books in Coral Gables
- 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Sleeping Things is luminous, marvelously succinct, and always engaging. Iglesias renders the spectacle of growing up not with reflexive, all-too-easy nostalgia but with clear-eyed affection, meticulous precision and gusto, giving day-to-day incidents and reclaimed details of that hopeful, rambunctious Cold War era a sense of delightful enterprise and luster. This new book is a refreshingly artful, savvy meditation on the past, rife with compassion and humor, one to celebrate, savor, and enjoy! — Cyrus Cassells
About the Author:
Holly Iglesias is the author of two poetry collections, Souvenirs of a Sunken World and Angles of Approach, and a critical work, Boxing Inside the Box: Women’s Prose Poetry. She has taught at University of North Carolina-Asheville and University of Miami, focusing on documentary and archival poetry, and translated the work of Cuban poet, Caridad Atencio. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Cultural Council, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her poems have appeared in many journals and in anthologies such as The House of Your Dreams: an International Collection of Prose Poetry,Nothing to Declare: a Guide to the Flash Sequence, The Best of the Prose Poem,and Sweeping Beauty: Contemporary American Women Poets Do Housework.
The poems in Fisher were culled from dozens of uncollected poems written over a twenty-five year period—since the death of the book’s protagonist by suicide in the early nineties. I’d published a handful of pieces, in which I’d tried to untangle a relationship, in previous collections, but I wanted this rare man to have a book all to himself. My process was born out of grief, of course, and the poems rose up whenever I would allow myself to feel it. Fisher is a clear-eyed look at both a complex love and the short life of a man who was happiest in water, fly rod in hand.
About the Author:
Maureen Seaton has authored sixteen poetry collections, both solo and collaborative — most recently, Fibonacci Batman: New & Selected Poems(Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2013). Her awards include the Iowa Poetry Prize, Lambda Literary Award, and an NEA Fellowship. Her work has been honored in both the Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best American Poetry. She teaches poetry at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.