SACI Creative Writing instructor, Lee Foust, publishes new book: “Poison and Antidote”

"Poison and Antidote" by Lee FoustSACI creative writing instructor Lee Foust has a new book out: Poison and Antidote, Bohemian tales of San Francisco from the 1980s. The collection brings Giorgio Vasari’s Lives of the Artists and Henri Murgere’s Scene de la Vie Boheme (blueprint for the libretto of Puccini’s opera La Boheme) up to date, interweaving nine stories of painters, performance artists, musicians, punks, druggies, filmmakers, and writers who walked the mean streets of Reagan-era San Francisco.

Besides it’s motley cast of artsy characters, the collection also functions as a mix tape of 1980s underground music, an atlas of ‘80s San Francisco—it’s nightclubs, squats, bars, studios, cafes, shooting galleries, record stores, and beaches—and an aesthetic manifesto.

Check out the book’s website where you can listen to its soundtrack, hear selections from its upcoming audiobook, read reviews, and order a copy:

Lee Foust

Lee Foust

For more about writer and performer, Lee Foust, his book Sojourner (An Anthology), performance projects, collaborations, recordings, and other creative initiatives see:

Lee Foust teaches Creative Writing at Studio Arts College International (SACI) in Florence, Italy.

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About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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