Ellen Foos

Rookie (09/11/1955 / Rochester, New York)

Biography of Ellen Foos

Ellen Foos is a production editor at Princeton University Press and an organizer of poetry slams and readings. She is a member of US 1 Poets Cooperative and has published her poetry in US1 Worksheets, The Kelsey Review, Edison Literary Review and Sensations Magazine.

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Maternal Instinct

Not a mother who drove us to things,
didn’t like driving–or other Moms,
but in the backyard she neglected
her clothesline to play with us.
Joe was steady when she married him,
seven kids later he is still solid.
Her dreams were artistic,
not caught up in soap operas.
She was creating a new breed

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