Rebecca Foust

Poet

2 Meadow Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
Phone: 
415-847-1272
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Author's Bio

Rebecca Foust’s books include The Unexploded Ordnance Bin, winner of the 2018 Swan Scythe Press Chapbook Award and Paradise Drive, winner of the Press 53 Award for Poetry and reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, Philadelphia Inquirer,  and elsewhere. Recognitions include the Cavafy and James Hearst Prizes (Poetry), the Lascaux and American Literary Review Prizes (Fiction), the Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize, and fellowships from Hedgebrook, MacDowell, and Sewanee. Foust was Marin County Poet Laureate in 2017-19 and works as Poetry Editor for Women’s Voices for Change and as an assistant Editor and Team leader for Narrative Magazine.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Alongside We Travel: Contemporary Poets on Autism (NYQ Books, 2019)
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Healing the Divide (Green Writers Press, 2019)
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Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2018)
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How Lovely the Ruins (Spiegel & Grau, 2017)
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Red Sky: poetry on the global epidemic of violence against women (Sable Books, 2017)
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Literature, A Pocket Anthology (Penguin, 2014)
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Bullies and Bystanders (Tiger Bark Press, 2014)
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From the Fishouse (Fishouse.org, 2014)
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Irresistible Sonnets (Headmistress Press, 2014)
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Chautauqua Jr. (University of North Carolina Press, 2013)
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The Art of Survival (King's Estate Press, 2013)
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Woman Write Resistance (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2012)
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At the Gate: Departures and Arrivals (Kings Estate Press, 2011)
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Fire on Her Tongue (Two Sylvias Press, 2011)
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Literature, A Pocket Anthology (Penguin, 2011)
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Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2011)
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Hope Poetry (First Book Blair County, 2010)
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Natural Language (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 2010)
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When the Muse Calls, Poems of the Creative Life (Pomegranate Books, 2010)
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Twelve Ways: An Anthology of the 2007 IWL (Kearnystreet Press, 2007)
Books:
Paradise Drive (Press 53, 2015)
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All That Gorgeous, Pitiless Song (Many Mountains Moving, 2010)
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God, Seed: Poetry & Art About the Natural World (Tebot Bach, 2010)
Chapbooks:
The Unexploded Ordnance Bin (Swan Scythe Press, 2019)
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Mom's Canoe (Texas Review Press, 2009)
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Dark Card (Texas Review Press, 2008)
Journals: , , ,
Alehouse Press
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Ambush Review
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American Arts Quarterly
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American Book Review
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American Literary Review
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Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities
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Atlanta Review
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Bay Area Poets Seasonal Review
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Birmingham Poetry Review
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Caesura
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California Quarterly
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Cider Press Review
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Clackamas Literary Review
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Cloudbank
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Comstock Review
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Conte
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Divine Caroline
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Dos Passos Review
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Eleventh Muse
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Faultline
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Green Hills Literary Lantern
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Iodine Poetry Journal
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Journal of the American Medical Association
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Kaleidoscope
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knock
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Many Mountains Moving
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Margie
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Marin Poetry Center Anthology
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Mezzo Cammin
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Mudfish
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Notre Dame Review
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OmniVerse
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Oxford Poetry
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Pearl Magazine
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Phantasmagoria
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Poetalk
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Poetry Daily
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Poetry Flash
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Poetry Now
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Poets for Living Waters
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Red Rock Review
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Sand Hill Review
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Sanskrit
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Santa Clara Review
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South Carolina Review
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Spillway
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Spoon River Poetry Review
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Strange Road
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Taproot Literary Review
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Texas Review
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The Comstock Review
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The Distillery
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The Hopkins Review
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The Hudson Review
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The Ledge
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The Literary Bohemian
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The Seattle Review
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Tule Review
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Two Review
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Van Gogh's Ear
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Verse Daily
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West Marin Review
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Women's Review of Books
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Prizes won: 

2019: Hedgebrook Fellowship, Lascaux Review Flash Fiction prize.

2017-19 Marin County Poet Laureate

2018: CP Cavafy Prize (Poetry International), 2018 Swan Scythe Press Chapbook Award

2015: Press 53 Award for Poetry, James Hearst Poetry Prize (Jane Hirshfield judged), American Literary Review Fiction prize(Garth Greenwell judged), Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writer’s Conference, MacDowell Colony Fellowship

2014: Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place, Constance Rook CNF Prize (Malahat Review).

2013: Inductee, Blair County Arts Foundation for Literary Arts.

2010: God, Seed, Foreword Book of the Year Award and Mass Book Award finalist. All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song, Many Mountains Moving Prize, Finalist for the Paterson Prize, and nominated for the Poet’s Prize.

2009: Dark Card, Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize.

2008: Mom’s Canoe, Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
There There by Tommy Orange, Poetry Will Save Your Life by Jill Bialosky, Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry by Dean Rader, American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin by Terrence Hayes, Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Altoona
Raised in: 
Altoona, PA
Pennsylvania
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Last update: May 06, 2019