Poetry. "You are in the quadrant of beasts." So opens the poetic terrain Phillip Foss excavates in The Ideation, a book rich in the rituals of the instant in which past, present, and future conspire "to render a cartography of the universe." And it's a particularly feral universe these poems map, one where "antlers index ascension into vocabularies of sensation." These poems enact a mutating world of constant becoming-other presided over by unforeseen seizures of land and mind. Foss is the author of nine collections of poetry, including The Composition of Glass, Courtesan of Seizure, and Chromatic Defacement.
Phillip Foss is the author of fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently STUDY IN TRANSHUMANCE, THE VALLEY OF CRANES, and THE WORLD'S DESCRIPTION, from Singing Horse Press. Additionally, he has received the Fund for Poetry Award and two Poetry Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was founding director of the Creative Writing Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and editor of Tyuonyi magazine. He lives with his wife, Joyce, in northern New Mexico.
Author City: San Juan Pueblo, NM USA