This Week on Well Read TV: Chris Forhan Talks about My Father before Me

This week on Well Read, award-winning poet Chris Forhan will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his memoir, My Father before Me (2016), released this June. Forty years following his father’s suicide, Forhan, the fifth of eight children, plumbs the depths of his father’s depression, his family’s silence, and “coming-of-age in 1960s and ‘70s Seattle.” In the video clip above, Forhan discusses the “wonderful consequence of writing the memoir”: the ability to “recreate” his father’s life, “sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph.”

To watch his full conversation with Jaffe and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, July 29th.

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