About Forrest FennForrest Fenn was an american poet who is best known as the Fenn Treasure poem writer. Fenn was a great artifacts, fine art and treasures hunter and dealer. He was quite successful in his quest. In 1988, Fenn was diagnosed with cancer and came up with the idea during this illness to create a bronze chest full of treasure for anyone to go find. In one of his poems, Fenn gives clues that lead to the location of the hidden treasure. The poem is included below.