Rebecca Foust

PO Box 399
Ross, CA 94957
(415) 482-9999

Author's Bio

Rebecca Foust’s books include "Paradise Drive" (Press 53, 2015), All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song" (Many Mountains Moving Press, 2010), "God, Seed" (Tebot Bach, 2010), and chapbooks "Mom’s Canoe" and "Dark Card" (Texas Review Press, 2009 and 2008). Her poems have appeared in Hudson Review, Massachusetts Review, Narrative, North American Review, Sewanee Review, and elsewhere, and her prose is in American Book Review, Chautauqua, Rumpus, Poetry Flash, Tikkun Daily and other journals. Foust has received residency fellowships from The Frost Place and MacDowell. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and works in the Bay Area as a writer, freelance editor, teacher, and Marin Poetry Center Board member.

Publications and Prizes

All That Gorgeous, Pitiless Song
(Many Mountains Moving, 2010)
, God, Seed: Poetry & Art About the Natural World
(Tebot Bach, 2010)
, Paradise Drive
(Press 53, 2015)
At the Gate: Departures and Arrivals
(Kings Estate Press, 2011)
, Bullies and Bystanders
(Tiger Bark Press, 2014)
, Chautauqua Jr.
(University of North Carolina Press, 2013)
, Fire on Her Tongue
(Two Sylvias Press, 2011)
, From the Fishouse
(, 2014)
, Hope Poetry
(First Book Blair County, 2010)
, Irresistible Sonnets
(Headmistress Press, 2014)
, Literature, A Pocket Anthology
(Penguin, 2011)
, Natural Language
(Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 2010)
, The Art of Survival
(King's Estate Press, 2013)
, Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down
(Scarlet Tanager Books, 2011)
, Twelve Ways: An Anthology of the 2007 IWL
(Kearnystreet Press, 2007)
, When the Muse Calls, Poems of the Creative Life
(Pomegranate Books, 2010)
, Woman Write Resistance
(Hyacinth Girl Press, 2012)
32 Poems, Able Muse, Alehouse Press, Ambush Review, American Arts Quarterly, American Book Review, American Literary Review, Antigonish Review, Appalachian Heritage, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities, Arts & Letters, Atlanta Review, Bay Area Poets Seasonal Review, Bayou Magazine, Bellingham Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Blueline, BOMB Magazine, Caesura, Café Review, California Quarterly, Calyx, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women , Canary, Chautauqua, Cider Press Review, Cincinnati Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Cloudbank, Concho River Review, Crab Creek Review, Divine Caroline, Dogwood, The Dos Passos Review, Eleventh Muse, Faultline, Flyway, Fourteen Hills, Gargoyle Magazine, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Iodine Poetry Journal, Journal of the American Medical Association, Kaleidoscope, knock, Los Angeles Review, Main Street Rag, Many Mountains Moving, Margie, Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Massachusetts Review, Mezzo Cammin, Mudfish, Mudlark, Narrative Magazine, Natural Bridge, Nimrod, North American Review, Notre Dame Review, OmniVerse, Pacific Review, Pearl Magazine, Phantasmagoria, Phoebe, Pirene's Fountain, Poetalk, Poetry Daily, Poetry East, Poetry Flash, Poetry Now, Poets for Living Waters, Prairie Schooner, Raintown Review, Red Rock Review, Redactions, Rosebud, Sand Hill Review, Sanskrit, Santa Clara Review, Smartish Pace, South Carolina Review, Southern Indiana Review, Southern Poetry Review, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Spillway, Spoon River Poetry Review, Strange Road, Taproot Literary Review, A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, Texas Review, American Poetry Journal, The Comstock Review, Cortland Review, The Distillery, Fiddlehead, The Hudson Review, The Ledge, The Literary Bohemian, MacGuffin, The Pedestal Magazine, Pinch, The Rumpus, Seattle Review, The Sewanee Review, Tikkun, Tule Review, Two Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Van Gogh's Ear, Verse Daily, West Marin Review, Women's Review of Books, Wordgathering: A Disability Journal, ZYZZYVA
Dark Card
(Texas Review Press, 2008)
, Mom's Canoe
(Texas Review Press, 2009)
Prizes Won: 
2015: Press 53 Award for Poetry 2014: MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place. 2013: Featured poem in five issues of JAMA. 2012: Hudson Review holiday card feature. 2011: Inductee, Blair County Arts Foundation Hall of Fame for Literary Arts. 2010: God, Seed received the Foreword Book of the Year Award and was a finalist for the Mass Book Award. All that Gorgeous Pitiless Song won the Many Mountains Moving Prize, was a Finalist for the Paterson Prize, and was nominated for the Poet’s Prize. 2009: Dark Card won the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize. Santa Clara Review Editor’s Choice Prize. 2008: Mom’s Canoe won the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Talismans by Maudell Driskell
Robert Frost by Jay Parini
Madness, Rack & Honey by Mary Ruefle
How to Grow Up by Michelle Tea
The Old American by Ernest Hebert

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Last updated: Aug 08, 2019