Employee Directory - SForrest | Coppin State University

Employee Directory - SForrest

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Chairperson and Assistant Professor
(410) 951-6183
Grace Jacobs Office Classroom Building
5th Floor
Room 504
Degree Type 1
Degree Discipline 1
English Language and Literature
Degree University 1
University of California, Davis
Degree Type 2
Clemson University

A first-generation college graduate, Dr Forrest received his BA degree in English at Clemson University as the last graduating class of the second millennium, in December of 2000. After dabbling briefly in a DC law firm, he studied American literature, poetics, art history, media studies, and ecocriticism at the University of California at Davis, earning the PhD in English in 2008. He has published a number of articles on modern and contemporary poetry and is working on a book project on the relationship between noise and form in art, music, and poetry. Dr Forrest has taught at Coppin State since 2010.

Poetry and poetics, Modern and Contemporary Literature, Writing Studies, Modernism, Noise Studies, Ecocriticism
Professional Memberships

Modern Language Association, Modernist Studies Association, Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present


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Noise Poetics, book manuscript in progress


“Thus far the transmission is oral”: Reconsidering the Black Mountain Poets, book manuscript under review


“‘people like radios/radios as people’: aural form in the poetry of Larry Eigner,” in Momentous Inclusions: The Life and Work of Larry Eigner. eds. Jennifer Bartlett and George Hart, forthcoming from University of New Mexico Press, December 2020


“‘Mu-sick, mu-sick, mu-sick’: Charles Olson’s Stammer and the Poetics of Noise,” in Staying Open: Charles Olson’s Sources and Influences, ed. Joshua Hoeynck, Vernon Press, 2018


“'Every minute that we are listening': Aurality, Noise, and Williams's 'variable foot',” William Carlos Williams Review, vol. 31.1, Fall 2016


“Foucault’s Author and Modernist Poetics,” Understanding Foucault, Understanding Modernism, ed. David Scott, Bloomsbury Press, 2016


“‘Is it so a noise to be’: Tender Buttons and noise poetics,” Jacket2. March 10, 2015 


“The New American Poetry in the Audio Archive,” The New American Poetry Fifty Years Later, ed. John Woznicki, Lehigh University Press, 2013