Rebecca Foust Rebecca Foust’s fifth book, "Paradise Drive," won the 2015 Press 53 Award for Poetry and was reviewed in the Georgia Review, Hudson Review, Huffington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Review of Books, and elsewhere. Foust is the 2017-18 Poet Laureate of Marin County. Recognitions include the 2015 American Literary Review Award for Fiction, the 2015 James Hearst Poetry Prize, the 2014 Constance Rook Creative Nonfiction Award, and fellowships from the Frost Place, MacDowell Colony, Sewanee Writer’s Conference, and West Chester Poetry Conference. “Paradise Drive” can be ordered at www.press53.com. For more information visit rebeccafoust.com.
Poetry

Poetry Sunday: “Here, Too,” by Jennifer Nelson

By Rebecca Foust
“Empire” is such a loaded word today that it is hard not to read it with suspicion and irony in any context, but it strikes me that isolationists and fans of strong government could read “Here, Too”as an anthem to empire and its ability to bulwark against disintegrating change.
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Poetry

Poetry Sunday: “Wine Country,”
by Kirsten Jones Neff

By Rebecca Foust
As our children leave home for college, my husband and I have begun to dream up the journeys we will take together, just the two of us. But as we dream and plan, I am reminded of the simplicity of true romance, the richness and adventure and fullness that is two people in love, exploring.
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Poetry

Poetry Sunday: Margaret Stawowy

By Rebecca Foust
Margaret Stawowy’s debut collection "Keeper of the Pond" is packed with interesting allusions to literature and art, and there is something for every taste in this wonderful, quirky book.
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Poetry

Poetry Sunday: “Prophesy,” by Jill Bialosky

By Rebecca Foust
I resonated with the poem’s clear expression of the fear that shot through me as a young mother when I saw rifts between mothers and sons, and its acknowledgement of my devastation the first time I realized I’d moved from the center into a distinct periphery of my child’s universe.
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Poetry

Poetry Sunday: “Sin,” by Forough Farrokhzad

By Rebecca Foust
Forough Farrokhzad wrote when, as now, Iranian women faced deeply-rooted and widespread discrimination and prejudice, and she is widely regarded as Iran’s leading women poet and an advocate for women’s liberation and independence everywhere.
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