She has been a professional writer more than 40 years. Her many interests are evident in her fiction, theater, film work and other writing.
Seger has produced, directed and acted in her own as well as other plays for stage and cable television. In 1998, she formed ProseWorks(tm) Productions to give literary works a visual life. In 2000, her focus with film became the work of poet, Timothy Victor Richardson.
An award winning film producer with many endorsements; she spent five years making 'Laurels' cited in a multi-state competition for innovation while still a work in progress. It has shown in libraries, art galleries as well as cable stations in six states and will soon be sold on the Internet. Formalist poet and former poetry editor of 'The Paris Review', X.J. Kennedy, called it a "brave and original film". Maine Public Broadcasting (MPB) said it "enlightens and expands the horizons of our viewers."
Her film, 'The Force of Poetry', a reading and lecture on the meaning, mechanics and significance of was endorsed by MPB which said, in part: "The effect is to inject life and heartbeat into what is often thought of as an inert, hard-to-read art form, and the result is educational and entertaining."
Working with New England actor, Jeff Flint, Seger has produced a dramatization of “Morning Song”, a child’s story for adults by Timothy Victor Richardson. Additional CD’s and films with Jeff Flint who reads Richardson’s poetry in a series of short visual poetry films, are also in progress.
A life long lover of visual art in all mediums, Seger owned and operated a wholesale distributorship in original graphics, watercolors, oils and sculpture throughout the New England region for 14 years.
After five years as Communications Director for an export management firm conducting business in 23 countries, she researched and wrote Taking Your Business Global (Career Press, 1997) which advised small businesses on how to enter and profit from the global economy.
Since 2001, Seger has been the Founder and Executive Director of the Western Maine Cultural Alliance using an extensive background in cultural marketing to open opportunities for artists in the rural scenic landscape she loves. www.westernmaineculture.org
HIs work has impressed some of the finest poets of the 20th century including former U.S. Poet Laureate, Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize winners James Merrill and Anthony Hecht, Guggenheim fellow and MacArthur recipient, Rosanna Warren and Nobel Laureate, Joseph Brodsky among others.
Some of Richardson's poems have been published by "The Partisan Review" and other publications, but most of the poetry in his intensely visual collection, "Afflicted Love" have led to films: eight complete and two in progress. His unique seminar centering on his sonnet cycle, "Laurels", (a Crown of Sonnets based on Michelangelo's fresco, "The Last Judgment") inspired a unique film about the work which will soon be available on the Internet.
The film, also called "Laurels", merges Renaissance art with digital technology. It uses film as a visual metaphor for poetry and the art that inspired it. Laurels takes viewers on a multi-media journey into two works of art and, in the process, breaks down barriers to their enjoyment and appreciation. In its endorsement, Maine Public Broadcasting said the film; "enlightens and expands the horizons of our viewers".
"The Force of Poetry" captures a Richardson poetry reading and presentation on the meaning, mechanics and significance of poetry. Digital technology is employed to convey traditional and complex poetic forms as they are explained. In its endorsement, Maine Public Broadcasting said; "The effect is to inject life and heartbeat into what is often thought of as an inert, hard-to-read art form, and the result is both educational and entertaining. "The Force of Poetry" is available at www.createspace.com/260202.
A taped presentation about Richardson's epic poem on the inner life of Abraham Lincoln , "Mandala", has been shown on cable channels. Short films of single poems are available on internet sites with a CD of poetry readings by the actor Jeff Flint in progress.