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Featured Poet Linda Nemec Foster on Through the 3rd Eye

The Fear of Vacuum Cleaners Ah, little one of the deep fish-eye, little dreamer of the night and the day and the night. You stare at this new world of air, earth, and light, wonder at the simplest things. How a green tendril can sprout from black ground. The deafening sound a vacuum cleaner makes. […]

Linda Nemec Foster: Zbigniew Herbert in My Life

Linda Nemec Foster: Zbigniew Herbert in My Life I first read the poetry of Zbigniew Herbert in the late 1970’s when I was in graduate school studying for my MFA in creative writing at Goddard College in Vermont. As part of the degree requirement, students had to teach a graduate level course to their fellow […]

Poetry featured on Lucid Rhythms

My Daughter Discovers the Violin Ever since she first lightly touched the strings, lowering the bow so that even the sparrows nesting outside her window could feel the music, my daughter has marveled over and over at how pure song can emanate from amber wood, transparent strings, even silent hands. My daughter, whose fingers run […]

Poet Linda Nemec Foster To Appear On National Radio Program

KANSAS CITY – Mo.  Grand Rapids, Michigan, poet Linda Nemec Foster will appear on the nationwide broadcast of the public radio literary program New Letters on the Air.  Foster, the first Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan, talks about her books of poetry, including her most recent, Amber Necklace from Gdansk. The program will be available on the public radio […]

Michigan Writers Series – Audio Interview and Reading at MSU

Audio: Interview with Michael Rodriguez Program Introduction by Peter Berg Readings Part 1 Readings Part 2 Audience Questions     Foster received her B.A. from Aquinas College and her M.F.A. in creative writing from Goddard College in Vermont. She has taught poetry workshops throughout Michigan and is the author of six collections of poetry, including: A […]

Linda Nemec Foster on Verse Daily

Linda Nemec Foster received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Goddard College in Vermont. She is the author of eight collections of poetry including Living in the Fire Nest, Amber Necklace from Gdansk, and Listen to the Landscape. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including The Georgia Review, Nimrod, Quarterly West, New American Writing, […]

About the Planet Walk

The walk begins at the north west corner of Albertus Hall. From this starting point, you will be able to see the first four planets on the walk. The first four planets are relatively closely spaced with the third representing Earth. These planets are just the beginning of your tour and we hope that you […]