Seamon is the author of Body Work: Stories (Spring Harbor Press,
2000). A Publishers Weekly review (April 2000) described the book:
“The lives of women and girls are unconventionally and richly explored in
Body Work by Hollis Seamon. With precise prose alternately chatty and
subtly resonant, Seamon delves into female adolescence, body issues,
sexuality, relationships between mothers and daughters, and other themes,
often keenly revealing the magical, uncanny and symbolic meanings in
everyday life.” Seamon’s first novel, Flesh, will be available
from Avocet in Fall 2004.
Seamon’s stories have appeared in many literary journals, including Fiction International, The Nebraska Review, Calyx, 13th Moon, The Hudson Review, and The Chicago Review. Her work has been anthologized in The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe and Other Stories of Women and Fatness (The Feminist Press of CUNY, 2003); Food and Other Enemies (Essex Press, 2000); A Line of Cutting Women (Calyx Books, 1998);); and Sacred Ground: Writings About Home (Milkweed Editions, 1996). Seamon is a recipient of a grant for fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts; her work has been noted in Best American Essays and The O. Henry Award: Prize Stories and has received a number of Pushcart Prize nominations.
A resident of the Hudson Valley in New York for more than thirty years, Seamon holds a doctorate in English from the State University of New York at Albany. She is also an alumna of Bates College, Bard College and the College of Saint Rose. She is the mother of two grown sons, Tobias and Jacob Seamon. (Tobias Seamon’s debut novel, The Magician’s Study, will be published by Turtle Point Press in September 2004). Seamon teaches writing and literature at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
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