Poetry. Phillip Foss trains his nomadic eye and ear on the interdependence of all things—rocks, birds, stars, rivers, women, men, trees, insects—as they migrate with and as each other in the entwined cycle of existence. The strategic absence of punctuation in Foss's poems blurs the cultural, linguistic boundaries between what are normally seen as discrete objects, unveiling a synesthetic, syncretic wordscape in which an "earthen house on billion year old continent floats / west toward the pacific sans / sail sans compass no pilot." STUDY IN TRANSHUMANCE—Foss's fifth book with Singing Horse Press—is a harrowing yet heartening book for those willing to breathe its rarified air.
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