Rebecca Foust

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

"You" was published in Prairie Schooner in Summer 2023. 

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

"—ish" was published in Pedestal Magazine Issue 92.

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

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

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

ONLY was featured in Snowflakes in a Blizzard in May 2023. 

"Prompt" was 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" was featured on “Poetry Moment” hosted by Todd Davis on KPSU in April 2023. 

New spoken poems from ONLY are presented on Voetica, an audio-poetry project site. 

“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” was published by Five Points and is online. 

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

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

"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

My poem, "Reading Heidegger Brings a Wild Joy" is forthcoming in the April 2023 Plume, along with a mini-essay about its origin.

Forthcoming poems in journals: "House" in Salamander Magazine, "How it Begins" in The Southern Review, "North" in Notre Dame Review, "The First Hundred Days" in Persimmon Tree, "Dirigible" and "Consent" in Tar River Poetry Review and "What I Want" (along with a micro-essay called "Something Blue") in Ms. Magazine

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

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

ONLY was reviewed by Lee Rossi in RHINO Reviews Issue 6.1.

ONLY won second place for 2023 Royal Dragonfly Book Award! Order the books of the honorable mentions at Four Way Books.

ONLY was 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!

ONLY received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly

“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" was 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” are out in the Spring 2022 issue of Cincinnati Review. Subscribe here

"Missing AA Flight 11 on 9/11" and "To the Sonnet" are 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” is out in the Spring 2022 issue of The Hudson Review. Read it here

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

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

“Because” is out in the current (Winter 2021-2022) issue of Ploughshares.

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

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

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

“Blackout” and “Sit with Me” were 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, forthcoming in 2022 from FourWay Books

The poem “Funicular” was featured in Tikkun Magazine online

Four poems are in the current issue of 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, 2/8/20

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

Vicki Larson. Feature for Marin Independent Journal

Adrian Rodriguez. Feature for Marin Independent Journal,  2017,”Kentfield Woman Named Marin’s Poet Laureate,”

Huffington Post, 11/9/16, “Abeyance.” 18 Compassionate Poems To Help You Weather Uncertain Times

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.