A Conversation with Poet Tonya M. Foster


Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 12:00pm



Tonya M. Foster’s writing and research focus on ideas of place and emplacement, on intersections between the visual and the written, and on mapping the 20th- and 21st-century African Americas. During her Radcliffe year, Foster is completing a book-length manuscript of poetry, “AHotB,” that takes up Fanny Lou Hamer’s idea that “a black women’s body is never hers alone.” 
Tonya M. Foster is a 2020-2021 Lisa Goldberg Fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute and the George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in Poetry at San Francisco State University.