1. What inspired you write your first poem and when was that? I remember it was an assignment in fifth grade. We had to write a poem about Spring–specifically, about the month of May. My poem was heavy on rhyme and had a strong da-dum, da-dum, da-dum beat. We also illustrated our poems and mine […]
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Mount Fuji My friend always wanted to see the mountain with its eternal snow, but she never crossed the ocean to Japan. Instead, she bought a small reproduction of Hokusai’s “Boy Viewing Mount Fuji” and hung it on her bedroom wall. Every morning it greets the daylight: the boy with his back to her as […]
I. The markings of the world: disc of desert blur, concentric sphere imagining itself divided and conquered. A man’s rusted compass, a woman’s hint of blue shadow. II. The heart as a spiral. Red path engraved with dates, postmark of memory. III. Math of desire: addition of “I want” subtraction of “you want” caught in […]
Reviewed by: Diane Sahms-Guarnieri Linda Nemec Foster reiterates this real and imagined theme of yearning and self-discovery throughout the four sections of Amber Necklace from Gdańsk. . In poem after poem of sculptured landscapes of Old World and New, of Poland (before WW I) to USA of today, Linda Nemec Foster yearns for wholeness, yet […]
A special thanks to: Tony & Linda Nemec Foster, Deborah Meijer’s Rimbaud Fund at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, the Grace Hauenstein Library, Steven Barclay Agency, & Blue Flower Arts, all who have participated, as well as the Contemporary Writers Committee. For more […]
Dancing with My Sister for Deborah We’re not talking those crazy Polish weddings in Cleveland, where we both learned how to dance, clutching each other’s sweaty hands, galloping to the Beer Barrel Polka, and trying not to bump into Uncle Johnnie and his whirling Chicago Hop. This is now, tonight, in a smoky bar in […]
(Cervena Barva Press, W. Somerville, MA, 2008) Linda Nemec Foster is an American poet of Polish ancestry, who has published nine collections of poetry and lives in Michigan. Ten Songs From Bulgaria (2008) is her eighth collection, a chapbook with poems inspired by Bulgarian artist Jacko Vassilev’s black and white photography from the (post-)communist epoch(s) and which […]
The Talent of Knowing by Linda Nemec Foster “My life hasn’t run out yet.” — Keith Richards I’m watching Mick Jagger’s jagged face—as big as a five-story tenement building—at an IMAX theater showing Scorsese’s film, Shine a Light. And I get tired just watching this guy— older than me—methodically strut around the stage and dry […]
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