Poet Jennifer Elise Foerster is of German, Dutch, and Muscogee descent and is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. She earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of the poetry collection Leaving Tulsa (2013), and her poems have been anthologized in Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas (2011), New California Writing 2011 (2011), and Turtle Island to Abya Yala (2011). A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, Foerster has received fellowships from Soul Mountain Retreat, the Naropa Summer Writing Program, the Idyllwild Summer Poetry Program, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, and the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in San Francisco.
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