CHRIS FORHAN

POET & MEMOIRIST

ABOUT

Chris Forhan is the author of the memoir My Father Before Me (Scribner, 2016) and three books of poetry: Black Leapt In, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize; The Actual Moon, The Actual Stars, winner of the Morse Poetry Prize and a Washington State Book Award; and Forgive Us Our Happiness, winner of the Bakeless Prize. He is also the author of three chapbooks, Ransack and Dance, x, and Crumbs of Bread, and his poems have appeared in Poetry, Paris Review, Ploughshares, New England Review, Parnassus, Georgia Review, Field, and other magazines, as well as in The Best American Poetry. He has won a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and two Pushcart Prizes. He was born and raised in Seattle and lives now with his wife, the poet Alessandra Lynch, and their two sons, Milo and Oliver, in Indianapolis, where he teaches at Butler University.

POEMS

First Page

From: My Father Before Me

POEMS

On Ed Forhan

From: My Father Before Me

POEMS

On Suicide, Silence, and Poetry

From: My Father Before Me

POEMS

Wild Desire

From: Ransack and Dance