Bone Country with Linda Nemec Foster

Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 6:30pm

Schuler Books
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

We’re thrilled to welcome lauded Michigan Notable Author, Linda Nemec Foster, for a presentation and signing of her first full-length book of prose poems. 

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About the Book

Linda Nemec Foster’s collection of prose poems is a reflection of the world before COVID. All of the pieces are inspired by other parts of the world—Istanbul, Rome, Krakow, Prague, Vienna, Seville—not the familiar landscape of the United States. But, the narrator is definitely not a native of these countries; they are “the other,” “the foreigner,” the American with a distinct Midwest sensibility who is trying to make sense of a world on the brink of an unforeseen catastrophe. The world as we used to know it.

About the Author:
Linda Nemec Foster has published twelve collections of poetry including Amber Necklace from Gdansk (finalist for the Ohio Book Award), Talking Diamonds (finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year in Poetry), and The Lake Michigan Mermaid (2019 Michigan Notable Book) which was created with co- author Anne-Marie Oomen and artist Meridith Ridl. Her work appears in magazines and journals such as The Georgia Review, Nimrod, New American Writing, North American Review, Witness, Verse Daily, and the Best Small Fictions Anthology 2022. She has received nominations for the Pushcart Prize and awards from the Arts Foundation of Michigan, National Writer’s Voice, Dyer-Ives Foundation, The Poetry Center (NJ), Fish Anthology (Ireland), and the Academy of American Poets. In 2021 her poetry book, The Blue Divide, was  published by New Issues Press. A forthcoming collection of prose poetry and flash fiction, Bone Country, will be published in 2023. The first Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids (2003-2005), Foster is the founder of the Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College.