Today's poem is "Audacity and Fish Food"
from The Remaining Ingredients

Ragged Sky Press

Ellen Foos is a senior production editor for Princeton University Press. She previously worked at Graywolf and Ecco Presses. A selfless and energetic promoter of poetry, she founded the monthly reading series 'U.S.1 Poets Invite' at the Princeton, N.J. Public Library and has been production editor for the poetry journal U.S.1 Worksheets for the U.S.1 Poets' Cooperative. She has also organized memorable poetry slams for The Arts Council of Princeton. Ellen’s poetry has appeared in U.S.1 Worksheets, The Kelsey Review, Edison Literary Review, and Sensations Magazine. She founded Ragged Sky Press in 1992. She was the recipient of a fellowship to the MacDowell Colony in 2007.

Books by Ellen Foos:

Other poems on the web by Ellen Foos:
"Side Yard"
Four poems
Two poems
"Dust Borne"

About The Remaining Ingredients:

"In her new collection of poems, The Remaining Ingredients, Ellen Foos takes on the challenges, frustrations and, ultimately, joys of 'marrying and adopting / in one giant late-middle-age swoop.' And that's just the beginning of a wide-ranging perspective that she offers, with reflections on humanity's incongruities, death's inevitability, family roots and enduring ties, old friendships, and so much more. The poems are rendered masterfully with plain-spoken candor--some graced with a gentle but insistent social consciousness and others with a touch of soft-spoken humor. Having attained a lifetime of varied experience, Foos knows, 'It's okay to stir instead of shake / the remaining ingredients.'"
—James Keane

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