THE SKY IS AN ELEPHANT is part imaginary playmate, part near-death high jinks, and part love song from the body to the soul and back again.
THE SKY IS AN ELEPHANT is part imaginary playmate, part near-death high jinks, and part love song from the body to the soul and back again. “Where I once spoke flute, I now speak arpeggio, now fugue, now biopsy.” It’s a shaggy dog story, a story within a story, maybe even a koan. A little humor, a little Zagajewski. Finally, it’s in homage to poets Jack Spicer and Federico García Lorca, who played with the greathearted gift of poetry until the day they died. And after.
Maureen Seaton (she/her) has authored two dozen poetry collections, both solo and collaborative-most recently, Undersea (JackLeg, 2021) and a chapbook, How to Get into Trouble, with Carolina Hospital, Nicole Hospital-Medina, and Holly Iglesias (Tres Abuelas y Una Mamá), forthcoming from Anhinga. Her honors include the Florida Book Award (Sweet World), Lambda Literary Awards for both Lesbian Poetry (Furious Cooking) and Lesbian Memoir (Sex Talks to Girls), the Publishing Triangle's Audre Lorde Award (Venus Examines Her Breast) the NEA, and the Pushcart (twice). She was voted Miami's Best Poet 2020 by The Miami New Times and is Professor Emerita of English and Creative Writing at the University of Miami. She currently lives in Colorado. Find her on Twitter at @mseaton9.