LEFT COAST WRITERS® BOOK LAUNCH: Poet BECKY FOUST and “Dark CARD” (Texas A & M University Press Consortium, 2008), her award-winning chapbook. Saturday, September 13 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com “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! ” Barry Spacks, First Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara and Commonwealth Club of California Poetry Medalist Becky Foust has hit the ground running launching her new book of poetry, “Dark Card,” which is about raising a son with Asperger’s Syndrome, the mild form of autism featured in “Rain Man.” (It’s already sold 1000 copies since June!). “Dark Card” won the 2007 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize, and its title poem was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize. And there’s more good news for Rebecca Foust. She just learned that her second chapbook, ‘Allegheny Mountain Bowl,” which just won the 2008 Robert Phillips Prize, will be released in 2009! Congratulations, Rebecca! ABOUT REBECCA FOUST Rebecca Foust was born and raised in Altoona, formerly one of the country’s great railroad towns, located in the Allegheny Mountains in western Pennsylvania. Her teen years were spent in nearby Hollidaysburg, a tiny town surrounded by farmlands and forests interrupted by the quarries and strip mining pits from an earlier time. Foust attended Smith College and Stanford Law School on scholarships and practiced law for ten years and now lives with her husband and three teenagers in Northern California.