Forrest Hamer

(1956 -)

Forrest Hamer
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Forrest Hamer is an American poet, psychologist, and psychoanalyst. He is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Rift (Four Way Books, 2007). His first collection, Call & Response, (Alice James Books) won the Beatrice Hawley Award, and his second, Middle Ear (Roundhouse Press), received the Northern California Book Award. He has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the California Arts Council, and he has taught at the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshops.

His poetry has been anthologized in Poet’s Choice: Poems for Everyday Life, The Geography of Home: California’s Poetry of Place, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, Blues Poems, Word... more »

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Ron Wimberly (3/30/2014 5:22:00 PM)

    Many things in life were told not to do! Life's Magic teaches us to undo!

  • Rookie Larry B. Stell (3/30/2014 2:40:00 PM)

    Hello Forrest. My name is Larry B. Stell; just completed a book of poetry and I have several poems on this website, poemhunter.com, under my name.
    Your comments in the poem, Lesson, reminded me of a trip I took from a university summer program in Colorado back to Little Rock, Arkansas. The director asked if Jimmy Lieb, a student (African American) could ride with me and my German wife back to Little Rock, about 1965....my wife and I were refused service in a restaurant in Oklahoma but the owner said he had to, by law, serve Jimmy. I think I will use this as a theme in a forthcoming poem.......any ideas?
    Larry B. Stell, poet/writer

  • Rookie Pennee Gift (4/5/2012 9:08:00 AM)

    I love how you put words together. Thank you for sharing them.

  • Rookie - 38 Points Indira Babbellapati (3/30/2012 10:31:00 AM)

    glad i bumped into ur pages...

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