Lecture by Carolyn Forché

Lecture by Carolyn Forché

Don J. Usner Carolyn Forché

About the Speaker:
Carolyn Forché is Lannan Visiting Professor of Poetry and Professor of English at Georgetown University. Her first volume, "Gathering the Tribes," winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, was followed by "The Country Between Us," "The Angel of History," and "Blue Hour." She has translated Mahmoud Darwish, Claribel Alegria, and Robert Desnos. Her famed international anthology, "Against Forgetting," has been praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice,” and is followed by 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. She is currently at work on a memoir.

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