Dark Card
5.5 x 8.5, 40 pp.
Pub Date: 06/12/2008
Price:        $5.00


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Winner of the 2007 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize

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By Rebecca Foust

REBECCA FOUST lives with her husband and three teenagers in Northern California. She graduated from Smith College and Stanford Law School and is starting Warren Wilson's low residency MFA program in January 2008. Her journal publications include Atlanta Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, Margie, Nimrod International Journal, North American Review and South Carolina Review. Her full length manuscript recently was a finalist for Poetry's 2007 Emily Dickinson First Book Award.

What Readers Are Saying:

"Centered on the experience of raising a special child and the cruelty we inflict on difference, these poems will break and heal your heart, their rage, hope, insight and love carried by a poetic power as targeted as a bullet-train. . . . this is an extraordinary debut from a writer wise, brave, darkly witty and unrelentingly inventive, one with a story to tell and a voice to make it sing." --Barry Spacks, First Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara and Commonwealth Club of C

"There's an allusion in these pages to Emily Dickinson's line about hope being the thing with feathers, and there is a lot of hope and determination in these fine poems about a mother's love for her autistic son. The poems travel from his birth through his pre-teen years, and the language is always precise, sometimes fierce . . . Dark Card illuminates with its darkness." --Robert Phillips, Series Judge


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