Books of poetry should be a pleasure to hold and read. To enrich readers' experience, The Contemporary Classics Poetry series prints the best of today's works in beautiful hardback editions. The four poets that start the series are emerging stars that brilliantly point the way in language and imagery for generations to come. Maureen Seaton is the author of Fear of Subways, The Sea Among the Cupboards, and Furious Cooking, a winner of the Iowa Prize for poetry and the Lambda Book Award. Her work has appeared in the anthology The Best American Poetry 1997 and in such magazines as the Atlantic, the Boston Review, the New Republic, and the Paris Review.