Poetry. Through branching clauses of off-kilter syntax, Graham Foust makes poetry in NIGHTINGALELESSNESS from the common stuff of conversations, including the ones bouncing around in our heads. "If you think you've seen it all you've seen one thing." By observation and direct address, these poems surge forward as a way to retreat and reflect. They concern what Keats calls "the weariness, the fever, and the fret" of adulthood, the weight of time, when the music has stopped. Yet in the syncopation of action against uncertainty, thought against belief, Foust uncovers a wobbly new music.
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).