Foerster, Richard (1949 - )

Genre: Poetry

Poet Richard Foerster was born in the Bronx, attended Fordham University and the University of Virginia, and moved to York Beach, Maine, in the mid-1980s. Foerster was editor of Chelsea literary magazine from 1994 to 2001 and currently edits Chautauqua Literary Journal. He is the recipient of Yaddo and MacDowell Colony fellowships, an NEA creative writing fellowship (1995), a Maine Arts Commission fellowship (1997), and was the 2000-2001 Amy Lowell Traveling Scholar. Besides his books, he's published poems in The Best American Poetry, Gettysburg Review, Southwest Review, New England Review, Shenandoah, Poetry magazine, and Southern Review.

Selected Bibliogrpahy

  • Sudden Harbor (1992)
  • Patterns of Descent (1993)
  • Trillium (1998; #46 of the American Poets Continuum series)
  • Double Going (2002)
  • The Burning of Troy (2006)

Selected Resources