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Linda Nemec Foster’s poem, “Dancing with My Sister,” is featured on the Cuyahoga Public Library’s (Cleveland, Ohio) website for National Poetry Month, 2016.

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 […]

Book review of Ten Songs from Bulgaria by Romanian poet, scholar and translator Monica Manolachi.

(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 […]

Linda Nemec Foster Interviewed on Michigan Public Radio

Bulgarian photography and Michigan poetry inspire an album “Cry of Freedom” is an album by Ann Arbor musician Laszlo Slomovits, but it’s not your ordinary record. The album is actually a collection of poems by Grand Rapids poet and writer Linda Nemec Foster that has been set to music. Foster’s poetry that is featured on “Cry of Freedom” […]

Interview with Linda Nemec Foster for Philadelphia’s online journal, The Fox Chase Review

10 Questions for Linda Nemec Foster Linda Nemec Foster graduated magna cum laude from Aquinas College and received her M.F.A. from Goddard College. From 1980-2002, she taught poetry workshops for the Michigan Creative-Writers-in-Schools Program. Foster is the author of nine collections of poetry: A History of the Body (Coffee House Press, 1987); A Modern Fairy Tale: The Baba […]

Linda Nemec Foster- Despite Everything You’re Heard About the Motor City, Detroit’s Poetry Community Flourishes

Linda Nemec Foster blogs about the P&W supported event at UDetroit Cafe. Author of nine collections of poetry, including Talking Diamonds (finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year) and Amber Necklace from Gdansk (finalist for the Ohio Book Award). Linda Nemec Foster’s work has been published in the Georgia Review, Nimrod, North American Review, […]

Grand Rapids Public Library Archival Collections

The library has over 450 archival collections documenting the people and organizations of the Greater Grand Rapids area. Listed below are finding aids for each collection, containing an inventory of its contents and information about the person or organization that produced the collection. Our archival collections are constantly expanding as we receive new acquisitions and […]