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Nightingalelessness by Graham Foust

In new titles on May 7, 2018 at 7:41 am

Nightingalelessness by Graham Foust

ISBN 978-0-9981695-4-5 $15.95

Now available from Flood Editions and SPD Books

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.

Read an excerpt from the book here.

Praise for Graham Foust

“Like Stevens, Foust writes intricate poems that explore a world from which meaning has departed; the poet seeks to restore it, however tentatively, through the powers of artifice.”—Ben Lerner, Harper’s Magazine

“Since so much of Foust’s work is a declaration of what he likes, embraces, and wants to incorporate into his corpus—that is, his body—these poems instruct the reader to become what you like so you can like what you are. And they mark Foust as one of the best erotic poets writing now.”—Ange Mlinko, The Nation


Born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1970 and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Graham Foust is Director of Undergraduate Studies in English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver.

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