Seth Forrest PhD

Assistant Professor
Grace Jacobs Building
5th Floor, Room 504

2500 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21216

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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.

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

  • PhD, English Language and Literature, University of California, Davis, 2008
  • BA, English, Clemson University, 2000


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

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