Forest F. White of Pacifica, California, is a 2001 graduate of University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Literature.
The only child of a pair of park rangers, Forest grew up in the wilderness of California when it was still unspoiled. He is married to the artist Ashli Sisk, who designed the cover of Gospels Of Rage. Forest, who writes software manuals and leads training courses in his day job, explained that for him, “Poetry is art on your own time.”
He also writes fiction. His science fiction story, “Starchaser,” was short-listed for the Aeon Award in 2010.
His very short story “Purgatory” received an honorable mention from the L. Ron Hubbard Writer’s of the Future Contest and was published in the Cyclamen’s and Swords e-zine in the same year.
Forest records his stories and poems on his online program, The Pious Paradox, which is free to listen to and download.
He is a former military police officer with the Army Reserve and active participant in veterans’ support groups, most recently with the Combat Paper Project of New Jersey.
He explains the Combat Paper Project “utilizes art making workshops to assist veterans in reconciling and sharing their personal experiences as well as broadening the traditional narrative surrounding service and the military culture.”
In the workshops, military uniforms are cut up, beaten to a pulp, and formed into sheets of paper to be used in various art forms.
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