Carolyn Forché

Monday, April 30, 2018 7:30PM

Carolyn Forché

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August 1

Carolyn Forché’s famed international anthology, Against Forgetting, was praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice,” and her first volume, Gathering the Tribes, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. Her other works include The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, and Blue Hour. She has translated work by Mahmoud Darwish, Claribel Alegria, and Robert Desnos. Her most recent work is co-editor along with Duncan Wu the 2014 anthology The Poetry of Witness. In 1998 in Stockholm, she received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award for her human rights advocacy and the preservation of memory and culture. In 2017, Forche became one of the first two poets to receive the Windham-Campbell Prize. She is currently director of the Lannan Center for Poetry and Poetics and holds the Lannan Chair in Poetry at Georgetown University.