Born in London, raised in Massachusetts, and later Tennessee, Eric Forsbergh wrote poetry in high school and college. He was first drawn into poetry as a child, when his father read to him T.S. Eliot’s Book of Practical Cats.
Geosi Gyasi: When did you actually begin to write?
Eric Forsbergh: As a freshman in high school, I wrote a poem about Dylan Thomas, and showed it to my English teacher. He gave me great encouragement, but it was the care and attention he gave to editing it that told me he took my effort seriously.
The rest of the interview will be available in my forthcoming book (2016) by Lamar University Press Books.