The Maybe-Bird Paperback:
134 pages
Publisher: The Song Cave
(June 1, 2022)
Language: English
ISBN: ISBN 978-1-73727-755-2


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Poetry with Simon J. Ortiz and Jennifer Elise Foerster
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News & Reviews

July 2022
Jennifer curates the July issue of the Zócalo Public Square 2022 Poetry Curator Series

June 2022
The Maybe-Bird reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly

Read Jennifer’s Native Poets Torchlight Series’ Interviews on POETRY NORTHWEST:

Interview with Heather Cahoon, “Transformation through Story” January 2022
Interview with Heather Cahoon, “Transformation through Story” January 2022
Interview with Heid E. Erdrich, “How Did We Come To This?” February 2021
Interview with Abigail Chabitnoy, “Repiecing Multiplicity” February 2020
Interview with Cedar Sigo, “The Dream of Suspension” November 2017
Interview with Janice Gould, “Gestures of Hope” September 2017

April-May 2021
UC Berkeley Arts Research Center, Flash Reading Series, 2021

February 2021
“The Poem I Wish I Had Read Series” – The Boutelle-Day Poetry Center at Smith College

SF Beautiful, 2021 Muni Art Poet, Jennifer Elise Foerster

December 2020
Tippet Rise Art Center & Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation – “Songs at the Confluence: Indigenous Poets on Place” – Virtual Event

November 2019
Poem-A-Day Feature: From "Shadow Poems" – Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day

October 2019
interface gallery, Oakland. Collaboration with artist Teresa Baker for Out West

June 2019
SFMOMA Open Space: 147 Minna – "Floor 5: Academy of Sciences"

January 2019
To the Best of Our Knowledge: New Voices in Native American Literature

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December 2017
PoetryNow Podcast

December 2017 - Poetry Northwest, Guest Editor, Native Poets Torchlight Series:
Interview with Cedar Sigo

Interview with Janice Gould

Fall 2017
Fall 2017: In Conversation: Native Writers and Scholars from Colorado's Front Range – Counterpath Press Gallery, Denver, CO

February 2017
Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival, Poet-in-Residence

December 2016
National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship 2017 Awardee

March 2016
International Writing Program, University of Iowa releases Featured Collection: Narrative Witness: Indigenous Peoples, Australia, United States

April 1, 2015
Read This Poem with Poets.org and 826 Valencia

April 1, 2015
"San Francisco poet chosen to kick off Read This Poem project"
By John McMurtrie, SFGate

June 17, 2014
Shortlists Announced for the 2014 PEN Literary Awards | PEN American Center