Tonya Foster

Tonya M. Foster is the author of the bilingual chapbook “La Grammaire des Os,” and of the new poetry collection “A Swarm of Bees in High Court.” A co-editor of “Third Mind: Creative Writing through Visual Art,” Tonya is an assistant professor of writing & literature and of graduate writing at California College of the Arts. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Callaloo, Western Humanities Review, NYFA Arts Quarterly, the Poetry Foundation website, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Ford and Mellon Foundations, among others. Tonya is a poetry editor for Fence Magazine. A New Orleans native and recent Bay Area transplant, Tonya makes a decent gumbo.