Tonya Foster / English

Graduate Student Researcher
2009 – 2010

Project: A Grammar of Where?

Tonya Foster

Tonya Foster is a student in the Graduate Center’s doctoral program in English and the author of poetry, fiction, and essays that have been published in a variety of journals. Tonya has worked as a teacher at City College’s Bridge to Medicine Program, the Saturday/Outreach Program at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and the Middle School Program at Wadleigh Middle School.

The author of A Swarm of Bees in High Court (forthcoming from Belladonna Press/Futurepoem Books, 2010) and co-editor of Third Mind: Creative Writing Through Visual Art (Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 2002), her research interests include 19th and 20th century poetries of the Americas; 20th century poetics; the poetics and politics of space; African diaspora fiction; and Afro-futurism; and distopias.

She is an associate at the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College, and teaches in Bard College’s Language and Thinking Workshop for incoming freshman.

Some of her work can be found at: PENNSOUND, delirious hem , and callaloo