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Sesshu Foster
Sesshu Foster
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Sesshu Foster is a poet, novelist, teacher, and community activist who grew up in East L.A. He has authored the collections City of the Future (Kaya Press, 2018), World Ball Notebook (City Lights Publishers, 2009), winner of an American Book Award and an Asian American Literary Award for Poetry, American Loneliness: Selected Poems (Beyond Baroque, 2006), and City Terrace Field Manual (Kaya Press, 1996). He is the author of the novels ELADATL: A History of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines (City Lights Publishers, 2020) and Atomik Aztex (City Lights Publishers, 2005), winner of the Believer Book Award. His work is in The Oxford Anthology of Modern American Poetry (2000). He co-edited the anthology Invocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry (1989). He earned his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has taught in East L.A., at the Univ. of Iowa, at CalArts, at Naropa Univ. Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, at Pomona Univ., and at the Univ. of California, Santa Cruz.