Foster, Edward Halsey

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FOSTER, Edward Halsey

FOSTER, Edward Halsey. Also writes as Samuel Retsov. American, b. 1942. Genres: Poetry, Literary criticism and history. Career: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, associate professor, 1975-84, professor of English and American literature, 1985-, director of programs in the humanities and social sciences, 2002-. Talisman House, Publishers, president, 1993-. University of Istanbul, Turkey, visiting Fulbright professor, 1985-86; Drew University, Graduate School of English, Madison, NJ, visiting professor, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996; Beykent University, Istanbul, visiting professor, 2001. Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, editor, 1988-; Multi-Cultural Review, poetry editor, 1991-95. Publications: Catherine Maria Sedgwick, 1974; The Civilized Wilderness, 1975; Josia Gregg and Lewis H. Garrard, 1977; Susan and Anna Warner, 1978; Richard Brautigan, 1983; Cummington Poems, 1982; William Saroyan, 1984; Jack Spicer, 1991; William Saroyan: A Study of the Short Fiction, 1992; Understanding the Beats, 1992; The Space between Her Bed and Clock (poems), 1993; Understanding the Black Mountain Poets, 1994: Code of the West: A Memoir of Ted Berrigan, 1994; The Understanding (poems), 1994; All Acts Are Simply Acts, 1995; Adrian as Song, 1996; Boy in the Key of E, 1998; Answerable to None: Berrigan, Bronk, and the American Real, 1999; The Angelus Bell, 2001; Mahrem, 2002. EDITOR: (with G.W. Clark) Hoboken, 1976; (with D. Mesyats) The New Freedoms, 1994; (with L. Schwartz and J. Donahue) Primary Trouble, 1996; The White Tomb: Selected Poems of Stuart Merrill, 1999; Decadents, Symbolists, and Aesthetes in America, 2000; (with J. Donahue) The World in Time and Space, 2002. Address: c/o Talisman, PO Box 3157, Jersey City, NJ 07303-3157, U.S.A.