Star Tracks: Monday, May 16, 2016 42 years, 2,191 covers and 55,436 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- WATCH: KT Tunstall Opens Up About Why Her New Album Is Different From Past Music
- Read the Cover Story: Brad & Angelina Split After 12 Years: It's Over
- From Extra Crispy: 7 Ways to Use Leftover Bacon Grease
- Lisa Ling: Why I Regret Having a Scheduled C-Section with My Second Daughter
- WATCH AND SHOP: Why These Heels Are Better Than All the Others in Your Closet
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- November 16, 1998
- Vol. 50
- No. 18
Hanks for Everything
You Might Not Know His Forrest Gump, but Daniel Bosch's Work Is Pure Poetry
The titles, Bosch admits, are a bit of Tomfoolery, meant to attract readers to abstract poems having little to do with the films. Bosch (who doesn't own a TV) respects Hanks as an actor but calls Gump "a bad film" and only caught Apollo 13 on an airplane, minus headphones. "I have a feeling I didn't miss very much," he says. But, he notes, "Tom Hanks is going to be remembered."
Which is what Bosch wants as well. "I've been doing one thing for 30 years—writing poetry," he says. "I don't have many things I care so much about." Growing up in Los Altos, Calif., he began scribbling rhymes at age 5 "as a way of coping with stress." Son of an insurance salesman, the only one of six children to graduate from college, he earned a master's degree in creative writing from Boston University in 1991 and joined Harvard's faculty last year.
Bosch, who is separated from his wife, shares an on-campus apartment with daughter Michaela, 5. "She loves rhyming games," he says. "We have a strong bond over language." He might want to consider using some of that prize money to buy a TV. After all, Saving Private Ryan should be on cable soon.
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!