Rebecca Foust

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The Unexploded Ordnance Bin

The Unexploded Ordnance Bin
By Rebecca Foust
Published by Swan Scythe Pr
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"The ticking is the bomb,” Nick Flynn says, and the idea of events from our genetic, cultural, historic, and experienced past—coiled and waiting to explode in our lives—lies at the core of this new collection, winner of the 2018 Swan Scythe Press Chapbook Contest founded by Sandra McPherson. THE UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE BIN poems ignite a long, sparking fuse about contemporary culture, society, and social justice issues now dividing family, community, and country.


An ENTROPY “Best Book of 2019” and SPD-recommended book. 

Featured on Tracy K. Smith’s The Slowdown on 2/5/20

2020 Poetry By the Sea Book prize Runner-Up and 2020 Julie Suk book prize longlist finalist

Reviews and Features:

Lawrence Tjernell, for Banyan Review 

Lorna Knowles Blake, for Rhino 

Susan Gunter for the Harvard Review

Lisa C. Taylor for Mom Egg Review

Mike Northern, Word Gathering and Goodreads

Siân Killingsworth, Poetry Café

Bob Wake, Coffee Spew 

paperback | 49 pages | 9781930454477 | November 5, 2019