Give a Girl Chaos {see what she can do} is a survival guide for challenging times, written in the language we crave now—poetry. Heidi Seaborn’s stunning debut collection is a lyric guide to harnessing chaos—from a world swirling in terrorism, war, natural disaster to the chaos of heart, home, body and family. Through poems that ache with beauty and violence, Give a Girl Chaos {see what she can do} reveals that by controlling chaos, we can achieve resilience, power and ultimately joy.

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Praise & Reviews for the Award-Winning

Give a Girl Chaos {see what she can do}

“Vulnerable, visceral, meditative.”~Maggie Smith, Author, Good Bones

“In this striking collection of pain and joy…readers will discover a hidden gem inside every poem.” ~PANK

“A major surprise in Seaborn’s biography is that she’s only been writing for two years. Given her command of form and language, this is hard to believe.” —Tupelo Quarterly

“Heidi Seaborn’s Give a Girl Chaos (see what she can do) is a startling first collection…Deftly lyrical, she seeks language as her compass and verbs as her luggage.” ~Jane Wong, Author, Overpour

“Accomplished, smart, beautiful and affecting poems…writing at the highest level” ~Jeffrey Levine, Tupelo Press

“Give a Girl Chaos wields everyday language with immense skill…[the] poems encompass the range of human emotion…masterful…Give a Girl Chaos eloquently and effortlessly exposes the vulnerability and beauty in all of us. “~FOREWORD

“Give a Girl Chaos…a lush poetic choreography of deft and moving lyric-narrative intimations—varied in form, rich in sensual detail, and rife with both harrowing and ecstatic twists of fate, discovery, and human deliberation. Give a Girl Chaos triumphs…Lucky for us, we get to see just what Seaborn can do.” ~POETRY INTERNATIONAL

“A globetrotting executive turned poet, Heidi Seaborn tells the story of a girl finding her path and a woman, her power through poems that engage even the occasional poetry reader. If you read only one book of poetry this year, make it Give a Girl Chaos (and see what she can do) ~ Pattie Sellers, Founder, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women



Finding My Way Home (2018)

This poet brings us the sea, the flower bed, small things dying, a heart – all alive and kicking, Heidi Seaborn is a poet of verbs: ice keens, land shoulders an island, clamshells splay and split, things flap and stack; there are fields of flamboyant pink; gardens snap and silos crest —a heart taken out, pulses…this is a remarkable debut of a poet to keep watching. ~ Veronica Golos, author of ROOTWORK

In this first collection, Heidi Seaborn’s organizing trope is the dynamic play, in vivid imagery, of opposites: from lost(the child-self absorbed in family secrets "written in disappearing ink," the young woman "caught in a loveless marriage," her brain "a sub-zero snarl") to found in the process of illuminating a life. ..This is a poet who, "when it is her turn to lead, takes us deeper still" with wit, seriousness and a "fine sense of direction" in these poems. ~Carolyne Wright, author of This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems

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