Poetry. A MOUTH IN CALIFORNIA, Graham Foust's fourth book of poetry, uses the ironies and anxieties of contemporary life as a foil for mordant and sometimes violent humor. Through mangled aphorisms, misheard song lyrics, and off-key phrasing, Foust creates a unique idiom of tragicomic pratfalls, a ballet of falling down. Yet the elasticity of Foust's language repels the stiff-necked adversaries of thought: "what's the wrong way to break / that brick of truth back into music?"
Publishers Weekly, starred reviewAnge Mlinko @ The NationRay McDaniel @ The Constant Criticinterview by Paul Ebenkamp @ Studio One Reading Series
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