Rebecca Foust

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Winner of the James Dickey Prize from Five Points: A Journal of Literature & Art

Reading for The Frost Place on June 9. Watch here.

“Pissed-Off Ars Poetica Sonnet Crown” was the May 2024 Poetry Feature in The Common.

“The Poem Knew” out in Winter/Spring 2024 issue of New Letters. Subscribe here

“You need to condense” out in the Spring 2024 issue of Cincinnati Review. Subscribe here

“July 2023” forthcoming in the Summer/Fall 2024 print issue of Alaska Quarterly Review.

“The Stone”  and "Northern Lights" forthcoming in the next print issue of Southern Review.

“Ruins” forthcoming in the next print issue of The MacGuffin.

“You Fell Asleep” forthcoming in the next print issue of Pleiades.

Reading with Janée Baugher for Poetry Flash on April 7. Watch here.

"Ocean Beach" and "Pasiphae" appeared in Aquifer: TFR Online in April 2024. 

Reading with Julia Levine on Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour on April 4. Listen here.

"Only" poetry film screening at Cadence Video Poetry Festival on April 21. 

"Only" poetry film appeared in Triquarterly on January 15. Watch here.

"Only" poetry film appeared in MovingPoems in September 2023. Watch here.

Reading and interview with Javier Zamora at Smith College on Febuary 27. Watch here.

I was honored to teach and present at the 2023 Catamaran Writers Conference in Pebble Beach CA (Aug 2023), at the North Shore Readers and Writers Festival in Grand Marais MN (Nov 2023), at the Duluth Women’s Club (Oct 2023), and for the Redwood Writers Group in Santa Rosa in (April 2023).

Reading at Four Way Books 30th Anniversary at Mill Valley Library (October 2023). Watch here.

Reading at Poet Laureate Event at Mill Valley Library (March 2023). Watch here.

Reading at Poetry World Series Litquake (October 2022). Watch here.

Reading at Marin Poetry Center's Fall Series at Mill Valley Library (September 2022). Watch here.

"This Happened to You" won the 2023 New Ohio Review Poetry Prize. Listen here.

"Stone Fruit" was runner-up for The Missouri Review’s 2022 Editors Prize and Poem of the Week in January 2023. 

“Throbber” recieved an Honorable Mention by Barbara Crooker for the 2023 MacGuffin Poetry Hunt Prize.

ONLY received a Silver Medal in the 2023 Independent Book Awards.

"You" published in Prairie Schooner in Summer 2023. 

“How It Begins” published in The Southern Review Summer 2023. 

"—ish" published in Pedestal Magazine Issue 92.

Poetry featured in Vol. 11, 3: Summer 2023, Issue 41 of Catamaran.

ONLY featured in Mom Egg Review's June Bookshelf of "new and noteworthy books."

ONLY featured in Academy of American Poets 2022 Featured Fall Books List.

ONLY featured in Snowflakes in a Blizzard in May 2023. 

"Prompt" featured on Literary Hub, first published in Birmingham Review. 

ONLY was a 2022 Longlist Finalist for the Jacar Press Julie Suk Book Award

"Altoona to Anywhere" featured on “Poetry Moment” hosted by Todd Davis on KPSU in April 2023. 

“Sunset Assembly” appears in And Blue Will Rise Over Yellow: An International Poetry Anthology for Ukraine (Kallisto Gaia Press 2023), ed. John Bradley.

The Common featured my poems “War and Peace” and “Field” with poems by Tommye Blount, Robert Cording, and Luisa Igloria, and another poem, "Pity," is coming in the next print issue. 

“Lupine” published by Five Points.

"Sneaky like That" and "I Keep Hoping" published in Great River Review, Issue 69.  

"ALZ Ghazal" orginally published in the June 2021 issue of POETRY, was reprinted in Columbia Grangers World of Poetry, March 2022. Listen to the live reading here

"Reading Heidegger Brings a Wild Joy" published in Plume in April 2023, along with a mini-essay about its origin.

ONLY featured in an interview with Meryl Natchez for Zyzzyva Literary Magazine

ONLY featured on The Poetry Show on KRBX/Radio Boise 89.9/93.5 FM, hosted by DJ Daphne.  

ONLY reviewed by Lee Rossi in RHINO Reviews Issue 6.1.

ONLY featured as part of the DMQ Review Virtual Salon in December 2022. 

"Sunset Assembly" published in Blue Will Rise Over Yellow: An International Poetry Anthology for Ukraine, edited by John Bradley, available from Kallisto Gaia Press. 

"Shine & Blur," "Water," and "Steward" published in the 2022 Summer/Fall Issue of Notre Dame Review.

“first hundred days” published in Poets of the Central States - Persimmon Tree, an online magazine of the arts by women over sixty.

Thank you to JP Dancing Bear Verse Daily for featuring my poem "At Motel 6 the Night Deedee Died" and to the editors of Cincinnati Review for first publishing it in the spring issue!

“Ars Poetica with Clickbait” was a finalist for the 2022 Lascaux Review Poetry Prize and appears in Vol. 9, available for order here.

"Spanish Web" was a finalist for December Magazine's 2022 Poetry Contest and appears in in issue 33.1.

"Abeyance" reprinted in Stone Gathering Vol. III, Issue 4 (print only). 

Reading and conversation with Susan Cohen for The Hive hosted by Dion O’Reilly, aired on August 14, 2022 here and archived for listening here

Reading with David Baker and Stephen Thomas Roberts for Second Sunday Reading Series hosted by Sian Killingsworth on August 14, 2022.

Reading for Coastside Poetry hosted by Diane Moomey and Steve Long on August 9, 2022. Watch it here

“Kinship of Flesh,” The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy (Storey Publishing, March, 2022), ed. James Crews and was also featured here.

“At Motel 6” and “Almost” out in the Spring 2022 issue of Cincinnati Review. Subscribe here

"Missing AA Flight 11 on 9/11" and "To the Sonnet" out in Issue 106 of Quarterly West. Read them here

Reading "Requiem Mass for the Yuma 14" at McGroarty Arts Center for the Gathering of California's Poets Laureate. Presented by Engaging the Sense Foundation & Calfiornia Arts Council. Watch it here

“At the Train Station circa 1982” out in the Spring 2022 issue of The Hudson Review. Read it here

“Positano” and “Life is Beautiful” out in Issue 44 (Spring 2022) of Arts & Letters. Order online here

Five new poems in Nostos Journal (Issue VII, 2021): “I love to see a man crawling,” “Progress,” “Heart,” “Her Hands Were Birds,” and “Remember.” 

“Because” in Ploughshares (Winter 2022 Issue)

The poem “And for a Time” nominated for a Pushcart by New Letters Journal.

Crack” and “and for a time”  featured in Portside; Material of Interest to People on the Left. 

"Seeds of the Giant Sequoia" featured in Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, ed. Lucy Lang Day and Ruth Nolan. 

“Blackout” and “Sit with Me” chosen by Kaveh Akbar for first place for the 2020 Pablo Neruda Award. The poems are in Awards Issue #42, Nimrod International Journal, Fall / Winter 2020, available for order 

Reading with Patricia Smith for the 2020 Frost Place Poetry Seminar

Narrative Poem of the Week feature of “Second Gratitude” from ONLY

The poem “Funicular” featured in Tikkun Magazine online

Four poems in The Hudson Review (Autumn 2020, Vol. LXXIII, No. 3)

Reading with Patricia Smith at the 2020 Frost Place Poetry Seminar

“Abeyance” featured on Tracy K. Smith’s podcast, “The Slowdown

Jon Ricco. Interview for University of Arizona Poetry Center, Febuary 2020.

Emily Holland. Interview for Poet Lore and The Writer’s Center, April 2019.

Adrian Rodriguez. "Kentfield Woman Named Marin’s Poet Laureate." Marin Independent Journal, April 2017. 

“Abeyance.” 18 Compassionate Poems To Help You Weather Uncertain TimesHuffington Post, November 2016.

Thompson, N.S. “The Motionless Pilgrim.” Times Literary Supplement, June 2016.

Rader, Dean. “Thou Hast Thy Music Too: Three books for Autumn.” Huffington Post, December 2015.

Diana Whitney. “Poetry: John Burnside, Jane Hirshfield, Rebecca Foust, Deborah Landau.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 2015.

Cavalieri, Grace. “April 2015 Exemplars: National Poetry Month’s Best Picks.” Washington Independent Review of Books, April 2015.

John Ricco, Interview and Review, The Volta, July 2015.

Kildegaard, Athena. “Q&A With Rebecca Foust,” Bloom, April 2015.

Karp, Evan.  “The Write Stuff: Rebecca Foust on Doing Pretty Much Everything,” San Francisco Weekly, “LitSeen,” February 2015.

MAR Asks, Rebecca Foust Answers,” Mid-American Review, February 2015.       

Holm, Jake. “Stepping Outside of Memory: Jake Holm in Conversation with Rebecca Foust,” The Malahat Review, December 2014.

Interview with Brian BrodeurHow a Poem Happens, July 2010.