BOA Authors & Poets
Richard Foerster's is the author of The Burning of Troy, which has been selected as winner of the Poetry Category for the 2007 Maine Literary Awards. He is the author of five poetry collections, three published by BOA Editions: Trillium (1998); Double Going (2002) which was named a 2002 notable book by the National Book Critics Circle; and The Burning of Troy (2006). He has been the recipient of numerous other awards, including the Discovery/ The Nation Award, Poetry magazine's Bess Hokin Prize, the Inkwell Magazine Annual Poetry Competition for 2003; residency fellowships from Yaddo, National Endowment for the Arts, Maine Arts Commission, Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, and La Napoule Arts Foundation, France, 2004.
He has worked as a lexicographer, educational writer, typesetter, and as the editor of the literary magazines Chelsea (1994-2001) and Chautauqua Literary Journal (2003-2007 ). Foerster received a B.A. in English Literature from Fordham College and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Virginia. He lives in York, Maine.