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Author: Sesshu Foster

Poet, teacher, and community activist Sesshu Foster grew up in East Los Angeles. He earned his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the author of the poetry collections CITY TERRACE FIELD MANUAL (Kaya Press, 1996), American Loneliness: Selected Poems (2006), WORLD BALL NOTEBOOK (2009), which won an American Book Award and an Asian American Literary Award for Poetry, and CITY OF THE FUTURE (2018). Foster is the author of the novel of speculative fiction ATOMIK AZTEX (2005), which won the Believer Book Award and imagines an America free of European colonizers. Foster's work has been published in The Oxford Anthology of Modern American Poetry (2000), Language for a New Century: Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond (2008), and STATE OF THE UNION: 50 POLITICAL POEMS (2008). He co-edited the anthology Invocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry (1989). Foster has taught in East LA for 25 years as well as at the University of Iowa, the California Institute for the Arts, Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Pomona University, and the University of California, Santa Cruz. He lives in Los Angeles.

ATOMIK AZTEX
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ATOMIK AZTEX

City Lights Publishers

Fiction. Latin American Studies. In the alternate universe of this glitteringly surreal first novel, the Aztecs rule, having conquered the European invaders. Zenzontli, Keeper of the House of Darkness, is visited by visions of a parallel world run b...

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City of the Future
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City of the Future

Kaya Press

Poetry. Twenty-one years after Kaya Press first published Sesshu Foster's CITY TERRACE FIELD MANUAL, a powerful collection of prose poems that map the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Foster's childhood, comes a new collection of poetry and prose th...

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CITY TERRACE FIELD MANUAL
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CITY TERRACE FIELD MANUAL

Kaya Press

Poetry. "This stuff is crackling! Foster's brilliant eye for the essentially human and his crisp blue-collar imagery create an important, powerful, moving prosody-the best since Kerouac and beyond"-Wanda Coleman. Sesshu Foster grew up in City Terrac...

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World Ball Notebook
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World Ball Notebook

City Lights Publishers

Poetry. The first team sport in human history was played with a ball made of stone, on courts that have been found from the Mayan ruins of Central America to Arizona. Thus we find a soccer dad walking the sidelines of a scuff ed LA field, its goal l...

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