Jennifer Foerster

Colorado, United States

Member Since: 11/09/2011

Jennifer Elise Foerster is the author of Leaving Tulsa, University of Arizona Press (2013). Her second collection of poetry, Bright Raft in the Afterweather, is forthcoming in 2018. A PhD candidate at the University of Denver, Jennifer received her MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts (July 2007) and her BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico (2003). She has received fellowships to attend Soul Mountain Retreat, the Naropa Summer Writing Program, the Idyllwild Summer Poetry Program, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and Caldera. From 2008-2010, Jennifer was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. She is the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency in 2014 and a 2017 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship. 



  • Leaving Tulsa , University of Arizona Press (March 21, 2013)


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Institute of American Indian Arts (May 2003)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Vermont College of the Fine Arts (July 2007)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry