Rebecca Foust

Poet Laureate of Marin County
2017 – 2019

Reading Requiem Mass for the Yuma 14

Rebecca Foust is the author of three chapbooks including The Unexploded Ordnance Bin, winner of the 2018 Swan Scythe Chapbook Award and four books including Paradise Drive, winner of the Press 53 Award for Poetry. A new book, ONLY, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in Fall 2022. As 2017-19 Poet Laureate of Marin County 2017, Foust sponsored readings by and about immigrants on the theme of “Poetry as Sanctuary.” Recognitions include the 2020 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry judged by Kaveh Akbar, the CP Cavafy and James Hearst poetry prizes, a 2017-19 Marin Poet Laureateship, and fellowships from The Frost Place, Hedgebrook, MacDowell, and Sewanee. Recent poems are in The Cincinnati Review, The Hudson Review, Narrative, Ploughshares, POETRY, and elsewhere.