Chris Forhan is a poet and professor at Butler University. Each of his full-length poetry collections has won an award: Black Leapt In; The Actual Moon, The Actual Stars; and Forgive Us Our Happiness won the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize, the Morse Poetry Prize, and Bakeless Prize, respectively. The author of three chapbooks (Ransack and Dance, x, and Crumbs of Bread), Forhan has had poems chosen for The Best American Poetry 2008, AGNI online, and the Paris Review. He has received a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts and two Pushcart Prizes. He has also won the Washington State Book Award and the Best Book of Indiana Award.
My Father Before Me, his memoir, was published by Simon and Schuster.
He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He is married to the poet Alessandra Lynch.
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