Chris Forhan, born and raised in Seattle, Washington, is the author of a memoir, My Father Before Me, 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, 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 and has been a resident at Yaddo and a fellow at Bread Loaf. He lives with his wife, the poet Alessandra Lynch, and their two sons, Milo and Oliver, in Indianapolis, where he teaches at Butler University.
Publications and Prizes
My Father Before Me (Scribner, 2016), Black Leapt In (Barrow Street Press, 2009), The Actual Moon, The Actual Stars (Northeastern University Press, 2003), Forgive Us Our Happiness (University Press of New England, 1999)
Ransack and Dance (Silver Birch Press, 2014), x (Floating Bridge Press, 2000)
Good Poems: American Places (Viking, 2011), Pushcart Prize XXXIII (Pushcart Press, 2009), Best American Poetry 2008 (Scribner, 2008), Pushcart Prize XXVII (Pushcart Press, 2003)
Georgia Review, New England Review, Paris Review, Parnassus, Ploughshares, Poetry
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Listing last updated: July 15, 2016