Sesshu Foster has taught in East L.A. for 30 years. He's also taught writing at the University of Iowa, the California Institute for the Arts, Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Pomona College, Occidental College and the University of California, Santa Cruz. His work has
been published in The Oxford Anthology of Modern American Poetry, Language for a New Century: Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond, and BAX: Best American Experimental Writing. Winner of two American Book Awards, his most recent books are the chapbook, Praying Mantis (Business Bear Press, 2017) and the hybrid City of the Future (Kaya Press, 2018). He’s collaborating on a novel, The East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines, a History, with artist Arturo Romo-Santillano.