Carolyn Forché is a poet, translator, and memoirist. Her books of poetry are Blue Hour, The Angel of History, The Country Between Us, Gathering the Tribes, and In the Lateness of the World. Her memoir, What You Have Heard is True, was a National Book Award Finalist. In 2013 she received the Academy of American Poets Fellowship given for distinguished poetic achievement, and in 2017, she received the Windham-Campbell Prize. Her other honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry.
She is also a noted translator with books published on the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish, Claribel Alegria, and Robert Desnos. Forché is professor at Georgetown University and lives in Maryland.
Carolyn Forché PodcastsCarolyn Forche with James Longenbach, 21 May 2003 - audio
Jimmy Santiago Baca with Carolyn Forché, 15 September 2010 – Audio
Jimmy Santiago Baca, Reading 15 September 2010 - video
Jimmy Santiago Baca with Carolyn Forche, Conversation, 15 September 2010 - video
Michael Ondaatje with Carolyn Forché, 15 February 2012 – Audio
Michael Ondaatje with Carolyn Forché, Reading, 15 February 2012 – Video
Michael Ondaatje with Carolyn Forché, Conversation, 15 February 2012 – Video