Graham Foust

(Knoxville, Tennessee)

Biography of Graham Foust

Graham W. Foust (born August 25, 1970) is an American poet and currently is an assistant professor at the University of Denver.

Early life and education

Foust was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Beloit College, a Master of Fine Arts from George Mason University, and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York-Buffalo.


Foust teaches contemporary poetry in both an English literature and creative writing context. From 1998 to 2000, Foust, along with Benjamin Friedlander, co-edited Lagniappe, an online journal devoted to poetry and poetics. From 2002 to 2005, Foust was a professor at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa; he is presently an assistant professor at the University of Denver.


Foust has written five full collections of poetry; As in Every Deafness (Flood Editions, 2003), Leave the Room to Itself (Ahsahta Press, 2004), Necessary Stranger (Flood Editions, 2007), A Mouth in California (Flood Editions, 2009), and To Anacreon In Heaven (Flood Editions, 2013).

He most recently published a collection of translations from German, in collaboration with Samuel Frederick, of Ernst Meister's later poems titled In Time's Rift [Im Zeitspalt], through Wave Books in September, 2012.

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