M.K. Foster


Birmingham, AL
Alabama US

Author's Bio

M.K. Foster is a poet and Renaissance literature scholar from Birmingham, Alabama. Her poetry and fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Gettysburg Review; Crazyhorse; Crab OrchardBoston Review; The Columbia Review; Best New Poets 2017; Best New Poets 2019; and elsewhere. Her poetry has been recognized with the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets Prize, Pushcart Prize nominations, and Best of the Net nominations. Foster's academic research, the symbiotic counterpart of her creative work, focuses on the history of science, spectacular monstrosity, and horror in the natural world of early modern Europe, a vein of interests that has led to such diverse subjects as tree monsters, celestial weather, fossilized shark teeth, and mass extinction. Foster holds an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. At present, she is an Assistant Lecturer of English and Co-Director of the Writing Center at Birmingham-Southern College. 

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Her poetry has been recognized with a Gulf Coast Poetry Prize (selected by Stanley Plumly), an Academy of American Poets Prize (selected by Sally Keith), two Pushcart Prize nominations (2015), and two Best of the Net nominations (2016 and 2019), as well as inclusion in Best New Poets 2017 (selected by Natalie Diaz) and Best New Poets 2019 (selected by Cate Marvin). 


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Birmingham, AL
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Last update: Sep 09, 2021