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 […]
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In these sessions we feature several authors who are new to the Festival of Faith and Writing. A Reading by Barbara Crooker and Linda Nemec Foster.
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 […]
This is music that crosses boundaries. Classical music, jazz, funk, free improvisation. These pieces were written as a companion to a book of poems by Linda Nemec Foster about the planets and other celestial bodies. Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo Release Date: 2006 ORDER THE CD
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 […]
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 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, […]
Linda Nemec Foster delivers her first speech as the first Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids at the unveiling of the newly renovated Grand Rapids Public Library. April 21, 2003 Originally Published by PoetLaureateDebut, click here to view.
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 […]
Winner of the Polish American Historical Association Creative Arts Award Inspired by her Polish American heritage and her first visit to her family’s homeland in 1996, Linda Nemec Foster’s stunning new collection poignantly reflects on the immigrant experience — an experience of loss and discovery, of ambivalence and pride, of deep tragedy and redemption. Foster’s […]