Sesshu Foster makes his debut appearance at Small Press Traffic, bringing with him the revolutionary kite of fragmented fireworks we saw first exhibited in his 1987 book of poems Angry Days. Foster was co-editor of Invocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry, winner of a 1990 American Book Award. He lives in Alhambra and teaches composition and literature in East L.A., where he grew up. Of several books he’s written about that locale, the most recent was CITY TERRACE FIELD MANUAL (Kaya Press). Foster is currently writing a novel which incorporates photographs of Mexico in the 1940s and we’re featuring a recent poem of his in our spring newsletter to give you a taste of his startling and exciting methods.
February 9, 2001