LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Rebecca Foust, Author of Paradise Drive
Monday, April 6th, 2015 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||
Join us for a craft talk and reading at the next Left Coast Writers Literary Salon at Book Passage.
Rebecca Foust will talk about how reading and writing poetry can enrich a prose practice and will tell the story of how taking a Book Passage class in 2006 brought her back from a 35-year hiatus, from publishing her first poem the year she turned 50 to writing her fifth book, Paradise Drive, winner of the Press 53 Award for Poetry.
Rebecca will read from Paradise Drive, a new collection of linked sonnets that tells the story of “Pilgrim,” whose journey begins in rust belt Pennsylvania and winds up in the tony suburbs of Marin, offering up poignancy along with some sharp-tongued social commentary along the way.
Rebecca Foust was the 2014 Dartmouth Poet in Residence and is the recipient of fellowships from the Frost Place and the MacDowell Colony. Her fifth book, Paradise Drive, won the 2015 Press 53 Award for Poetry and will be released in April. About it Thomas Lux says “sonnet after sonnet is masterful. Not since Berryman’s Henry have I been so engaged by a persona,” and Molly Peacock says, “Foust drives her Keatsian sensibility straight into the 21st soldiers and syringes, booze and valet parking, determined to prove that truth makes beauty.” For more information, visit http://rebeccafoust.com/. Paradise Drive can be ordered at http://www.press53.com/Bio_Rebecca_Foust.html.