Poetry

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 all but stopped submitting to journals during the thirteen years that followed, preferring instead to share a few of his poems here. (The two poems that appeared in journals during that period were published in Birmingham Arts Journal in 2009 and in Steel Toe Review in 2013.) To read any of the (Unpublished) #Poem posts, each with its own mini-introduction, click on the title below:

The Clamor  •  Just Wait  •  I Should’ve Been George Willard.

Point to Something Red  •  a haiku series  •  Yes, I Know

Don’t Nobody Even Like You  •  They Come, Growling

Lost Things  •  Taking Root  •  Sabbatical  •  Southern Soil  •  I Know

Common  •  Zero  •  [Untitled]  •  Reading Kenko

Curb Market, Saturday Morning  •  Greatest Unknown


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