Jennifer Elise Foerster

Jennifer Elise Foerster is the author of two books of poetry, Bright Raft in the Afterweather (2018) and Leaving Tulsa (2013), both from the University of Arizona Press. An alumna of the Institute of American Indian Arts, she received her PhD at the University of Denver and her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship and is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry. Foerster is of European (German/Dutch) and Mvskoke descent and is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. She lives in San Francisco.

Jennifer Elise Foerster


on The Glass Constellation: New and Collected Poems by Arthur Sze

The universe, in its expansions and contractions, seems wholly contained in The Glass Constellation, Arthur Sze’s eleventh collection of poetry, which gathers, along with his newest poems, the entirety of his previous ten books. Yet Sze’s poetry, as a poetry of paradox, is the opposite of containment—it is, as the universe is, an ever-expanding web. […]

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