Carolyn Forché

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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 elsewhere on Lannan.org

Carolyn Forché with James Longenbach, (Events)
Adrienne Rich with Carolyn Forché, (Events)
Jimmy Santiago Baca with Carolyn Forché, (Events)
Carolyn Forché, (Literary: Awards, Fellowships, and Grants)
Michael Ondaatje with Carolyn Forché, (Events)


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