Jan Seale

(956) 686-4033

Author's Bio

Jan Seale, the 2012-13 Texas Poet Laureate, is the author of eleven poetry volumes, two books of short stories, four nonfiction volumes, and several children’s books. Her writing has been published in such media as Texas Monthly, The Yale Review, and Writer’s Digest. Dramatic fiction has been featured on National Public Radio, at the Black Box Theatre in Boston, and at the Dallas Museum of Art. Her latest book of poetry is The Parkinson Poems, while the latest nonfiction is Nature Nurture Neither. Seale has taught writing at three universities and has held a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She lives on the Texas-Mexico border.

Publications and Prizes

(Texas Christian University Press, 1992)
, Appearances
(Lamar University Press, 2013)
, Jan Seale: New and Selected Poems
(Texas Christian University Press, 2013)
, Nape
(Ink Brush Press, 2011)
, The Parkinson Poems
(Lamar University Press, 2013)
, The Wonder Is: New & Selected Poems 1974-2012
(Ink Brush Press, 2012)
, Valley Ark: Life Along the Rio, w/ Ansen Seale
(Knowing Press, 2005)
Birds in the Hand
(Northpoint Press, 2004)
, Goodbye, Mexico
(Texas Review Press, 2014)
, Her Texas
(Wings Press, 2015)
, Let's Hear It
(Texas A&M University Press, 2003)
, What Wildness Is This
(University of Texas Press, 2007)
, Writing on the Wind
(Texas Tech University Press, 2005)
Blue Mesa Review, Coe Review, Concho River Review, Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, MacGuffin, Midwest Poetry Review, Passages North, Phoebe, Rockhurst Review, Texas Monthly, Visions, Yale Review
Prizes Won: 
National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry 1982 Winner in PEN/NEA Syndicated Fiction Projects: 1983, 1984, l987, l988, l989, l991 Texas Council for the Humanities Speakers’ Bureau, 2000-2014 Bill Burke and Dolly Sprunk Awards, New York Poetry Forum, 1976-77 Kathryn Morris Memorial Award, Poetry Society of Texas, l970 Finalist, Violet Crown Award, Poetry, 2006 The Willa Literary Award, Editor, Best Creative Nonfiction, 2008

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Caucasian, Christian
Prefers to work with: 
Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors
Born in: 
Pilot Point
Raised in: 
Waxahachie, TX
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Last updated: Jun 01, 2015