Josey Foo

Josephine Foo

ethnic Chinese born in Penang, Malaysia

arrived in New York without papers in the 1980's

B.A., Vassar College

1990 M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Brown University

1997 J.D., University of Pennsylvania

lawyer-advocate in Shiprock on the Navajo Nation

ardent activist for peace and justice

lives in a 1911 apple orchard farmhouse on Orchard Road, Farmington, New Mexico

she and husband Richard Ferguson run Crooked Shelf Books

portions of her first book of prose, poems and a picture story of a three-legged traveling beagle, Endou (Lost Roads, 1996) were included in The Best American Essays 1995

second book is Tomie's Chair (Kaya, 2003)

evening-length concert dance piece set to her poems from the Leah Stein Dance Company, funded by DanceAdvance and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

has published in various journals including The World, The American Voice, Open City, Upstairs At Duroc's (Paris), and the Philadelphia edition of The American Poetry Review

won the Eve of St. Agnes Award in Poetry in 1995 and is a recipient of 2001 NEA and Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Literature Fellowships

two-time Yale Series of Younger Poets finalist

Josey Foo

Josey Foo: Poet's Sampler introduced by Arthur Sze at Boston Review

Happy Chinese New Year, Josey Foo

San Juan Peace

Josey Foo's Endou at Lost Roads

Josey Foo's "Imprint" at Leah Stein Dance Company, in Philadelphia Citypaper

Tomie's Chair at Artbook

Tomie's Chair at Asian American Writers' Workshop

Tomie's Chair at Asian Reporter

Tomie's Chair at Five Letters for Peace The World is Sending a Message -- Stop the War Against Iraq

Tomie's Chair at Kaya

high praise for Tomie's Chair at Mammoth Hall Common

United for Peace and Justice

Kaya Press described in AsianWeek

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