Poet Linda Nemec Foster
March 26, 1999
- Interview with Jane Arnold
- Program Introduction by Diane Wakoski
- Selected Readings:
- "History of the Toenails"
- "History of the Hand"
- "Heat Lightning"
- Movie Poems: "Absurdity of the Sweet Life," "At 69," "My Mother Sees Her First Foreign Film"
- "Ars Poetica"
- "The Therapeutist: After Magritte"
- "The Rain in Bielsko," and "Mazovian Willows: Chopin's Nocturn, Opus 9"
- "The Awkward Young Girl Approaching You"
- "In My Grandmother's House"
- "After the War: Purple Flowers Spilling from the Windows," and "Mengele's Butterflies"
Linda Nemec Foster's poetry has been translated, produced for the stage, and exhibited in art galleries in Michigan and New York. Her work has been widely published in national literary journals, including The Georgia Review, Mid-America Review, Quarterly West, Indiana Review, Nimrod, and River Styx, and in major anthologies from Penguin, Virago, Macmillan and other publishers. Foster's full-length collection of poetry, Living in the Fire Nest, was a finalist for the Bluestem Poetry Award and the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize.
Foster received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College in Vermont, and currently lives in Grand Rapids. She served as director of the literature program for the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts and teaches poetry workshops for young people through Creative Writers in Schools, a project of ArtServe Michigan. Visit her web site at: www.lindanemecfoster.com