Foster Dickson is a writer, editor, and teacher in Montgomery, Alabama. He is the author of Closed Ranks, the editor of Nobody’s Home and level:deepsouth, and the coordinator of the Fitzgerald Museum’s annual Literary Contest.
After the 2002 publication of his poetry chapbook Kindling Not Yet Split, Foster had about twenty poems published in small-circulation and online literary journals between 2003 and 2006. However, he has all but stopped submitting to journals during the sixteen years since. The two poems that appeared in journals after 2006 were published in Birmingham Arts Journal in 2009 and in Steel Toe Review in 2013.
However, Foster has not quit writing, studying, or sharing poetry. He has given a few readings over the past ten or twelve years. Each year in April, he has helped to organize Montgomery’s Four Mondays of Poetry program. Last but certainly not least, Foster also posts a haiku on Instagram now and then.
The links below lead to selections from Foster’s writing about poetry and poets:
“An Interview with Ron Whitehead” in Evergreen Review #110, 2005
The Life and Poetry of John Beecher, 1904 – 1980, published by Edwin Mellen Press, 2009
“Bringing Poetry Back Home” in Multicultural Review, Winter 2009
Reading Adrienne Rich’s “Poetry and Commitment,” from June 2010
Reading ‘A Poet’s Anti-Rule Book’ by Steve Kowit, from May 2011
Review of American Happiness by Jacqueline Trimble for the Alabama Writers Forum, January 2017