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educator , poet

Forhan Chris, American poet, educator. Recipient Pushcart prize, Pushcart Press, 2002, Hoyns fellowship, University of Virginia, 2001-2002, Gift Exchange grant, Richard Hugo House, 2000, Katherine Bakeless Nason fellowship, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 1999, Poetry Fellowship, 1st Prize, South Carolina Academy of Authors, 1997. Member of Associated Writing Programs.


Chris, Forhan was born on November 6, 1959 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Edward Forhan and Ange Scott.


Bachelor, Washington State University, Pullman, 1982. Master of Arts, University of New Hampshire, 1987. Master of Fine Arts, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 2003.


Instructor Trident Technology College, Charleston, South Carolina, 1989—1999. Faculty member Master of Fine Arts program for writers Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina, since 2000. Assistant professor English department Auburn (Alabama) University, since 2003.

Visiting professor New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 2000—2001.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) The Actual Moon, The Actual Stars (Samuel French Morse prize, 2003), (chapbook) x (Floating Bridge Press Chapbook award, 2000), (book) Forgive Us Our Happiness (Katherine Bakeless Nason award, 1998), (chapbook) Crumbs of Bread.


Member of Associated Writing Programs.


Married Liz Green, June 7, 2003.

Edward Forhan

Ange Scott

Liz Green