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jan seale new and selected poemsJan Seale: New and Selected Poems
Texas Poet Laureate Series

by Jan Seale

96 pages, 6 x 9 • Cloth $15.95
ISBN 978-0-87565-398-3

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Jan Seale began her term as 2012 Texas Poet Laureate in May 2011, and a collection of her new and selected poems has now joined seven previous volumes in TCU Press’s Texas Poet Laureate Series .    


For years Seale’s carefully crafted poetry has captivated audiences with its wit, diction, and seamlessness. This eighth volume of the TCU Texas Poet Laureate Series discovers the eternal in the transient, coupling the mythological with the present, the spiritual with the sensual, the joyful with the sorrowful. This riveting collection of work, both new and old, celebrates her broad achievements as a poet.


Seale reveres poetry as “the most elegant and most historic of our verbal arts.” She began writing at the age of six, and her lifelong love of poetry is apparent in this volume. Her work has been described as whittled and sharp, witty and serious. Her precise diction and visual imagery probe themes that range from spiritual faith to women, family, aging, and nature itself. This collection of work is a testament to Seale’s skill, craft, and dedication to the art of poetry.