Poetry. Winner of the 2003 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, judged by Joe Wenderoth, who comments, in his introduction: "There are many ways to hear 'it takes off the top of my head.' For me, the most important way to hear it is: it makes me suddenly and oddly aware that I am alive—aware that I am simultaneously at the end and the beginning of my power, which is simply to be there and to say so. Foust's poems do this for me; I feel akin to the mute struggler that lurks all around these poems that eludes so many attempts at saying that and where and how he is. The struggle is, in my view, dignified—never self-congratulatory, never self-pitying—and it has produced sounds for us to come back to—sounds for us to set out from."
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Graham Foust lives in Colorado and works at the University of Denver. His recent books include EMBARRASSMENTS (Flood Editions, 2021), NIGHTINGALELESSNESS (Flood Editions, 2018) and TIME DOWN TO MIND (Flood Editions, 2015).Author City: DENVER, CO USA