Poet Erin Fornoff‘Growing up in the South…you know that there is some ugliness in your background’

As heard on arena

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Poet, Erin Fornoff, debuted some poems from her first collection of poetry, Hymn to The Reckless, on Arena with Seán Rocks. Fornoff is American-born, from the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. She has a complicated relationship with her home nation. It influences her work. She uses her writing as a way to, as she puts it, “express homesickness”. “One thing I’ve learned about homesickness…being far away…It’s not that it goes away, it just kind of changes shape. You find new things to miss or different things …