• Born date: 1950-09-01
  • Born in: Australia
  • Death date: 1998-01-23
  • Death in: Australia
John Forbes (poet)

John Forbes (1 September 1950 – 23 January 1998) was an Australian poet.Forbes was born in Melbourne, but during his childhood his family lived in northern Queensland, Malaya and New Guinea. He went to Sydney University, and his circle of friends included the poets Robert Adamson, Martin Johnston, and John Tranter.