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- DescriptionPharmaka: Poems by G. M. Foster completed in 2008. Pharmaka (to us chemicals and drugs) was to the ancient Greeks a person who was invested with the crimes and pollution of a community and then expelled. Thus, the Pharmaka healed the city by bearing the burden for all. These poems are my pharmacopoeia. Some represent encounters in the flesh, so to speak; others took place in my imagination; all have been important to me. They haunt me, and in a sense I haunt them. G. M. Foster (1941-2008) began writing poetry in the mid-1950s and published in many magazines. An active participant in the jazz/poetry scene, Foster worked with fine musicians.
- Author BiographyG. M. Foster was born in the city of Meadeville, in the northwest corner of Pennsylvania, in 1941. For the last ten years before his death he lived in Greece. He began writing poetry in the mid-1950s and published in many magazines, including: The Moorish Science Monitor (of which he was one of the founding editors), BLAST, The Link, The Destruction of Philadelphia, Timbuktu, and Committee of Correspondence. Other poems have been published as broadsheets and ephemera. Greg Foster read his work in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Baltimore, Charlottesville VA, Athens (Greece), Bodrum (Turkey), and elsewhere. An active participant in the jazz/poetry scene, he worked with Art Blakey, Ron Carter, John D'Earth, Walid Taha El, Tommy Flanagan, Burton Greene, Dave Kiskosik, The Hollanda Jazz Octet, Stefan Lessard, Leroy Moore, Pony Poindexter and other fine musicians. ALABAMA, an audio CD with Joel Futterman on piano, Indian flute and soprano sax, was released in 2001. G. M. Foster died in Greece, in 2008.
- Author(s)Greg M Foster
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication24/02/2016
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight150 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine6 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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