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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 […]

Grand Rapids Poets’ Conference

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 11:30-12:45 | Website session: Rod Torreson with students, Thru the 3rd Eye; David Cope on professional websites and use of online sources. Location: 108 Sneden Exploration of Thru the 3rd Eye, Rod Torreson’s laureate project with students and former students: the website as a way of making connections, developing interviewing and review […]

Website to order Cry of Freedom, Linda’s new CD with musician Laszlo Slomovits

This compelling collaboration began in 2006 when award-winning poet Linda Nemec Foster first viewed the work of photographer Jacko Vassilev. His portfolio, “The Dance of Zlatio Zlatev,” appeared in Harper’s Magazine and gave visual testimony to the impoverished and marginalized people of Eastern Europe. Vassilev’s haunting portraits inspired Foster to write a sequence of poems, […]

Linda Nemec Foster profiled in West Michigan Woman Magazine

Writers block doesn’t scare Linda Nemec Foster–she’s always writing. As Grand Rapids’ first poet laureate, from 2003 to 2005, her literary oven is always cooking, although she hesitates to talk about the projects that are still in the works. “I’m superstitious. If I talk too much about a project when it’s still in the hopper, […]

A Local First: Grand Rapids Poets’ Conference

On Monday, April 2, another first for Grand Rapids occurs when Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) hosts The Grand Rapids Poets’ Conference: A Celebration of Grand Rapids Poetry. The four-day event is set with panel discussions, seminars and learning sessions at 108 Sneden Hall during the day, and evening readings on the second floor of […]