April Poetry Series: William Seaton

April 10, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MSMC Library DOM 218

The Mount Saint Mary College April Poetry Series opens on Thursday, April 10, 2014, with an appearance and reading by poet William Seaton. Please join us; light refreshments will be served. 

Poet Bio

William Seaton’s Spoor of Desire: Selected Poems (FootHills Publications) contains work spanning his entire career. Earlier titles include Tourist Snapshots (CC Marimbo) and Cold Water (Monkey’s Press). His poetry has also appeared in nine anthologies such as the regional collections Riverine and WaterWrites and in numerous journals including Long Island Quarterly, Chronogram, Edison Literary Review, Home Planet News, Chiron Review, and Napalm Health Spa.

He has been nominated for Pushcart prizes in both poem and essay categories. He has read his poetry widely, including appearances in London, Budapest, Kathmandu, and Prague as well as venues in San Francisco, New York City, and in between.

A onetime student of the University of Iowa’s Translation Workshop, Seaton’s versions of poems by five German Dadaists was published by Nirala last year as Dada Poetry: An Introduction. His translations of ancient Greek and modern German authors have earlier appeared in Chelsea, Maintenant, Heaven Bone, Mad Blood, Oblique, and elsewhere.

Seaton is in addition a scholar and a critic whose academic papers have appeared in the Iowa Journal of Literary Studies and the Mystics Quarterly as well as in a number of volumes of Bruccoli-Clark’s Dictionary of Literary Biography. He maintains a blog at williamseaton.blogspot.com.

He has produced the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance series in the Hudson Valley since 1993 and, in recent years, has led the Northeast Poetry Center. He is curator of a series of evenings of performance art at the Seligmann Center for the Arts under the title Surreal Cabaret.


The second April poetry reading will be held on April 22 at 4 pm, with poet Robert Kelly. 

This event is sponsored by the Division of Arts and Letters and the MSMC library. It is free and open to the public.  

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