Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Friday, October 3, 1997
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 7:00pm

Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forchéís first poetry collection, Gathering The Tribes (Yale University Press, 1976) won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. Her second book, The Country Between Us (Harper & Row, 1982) received the Poetry Society of Americaís Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and was the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets. Her translation of Claribel Alegriaís work, Flowers From The Volcano, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 1983, and that same year, Writers and Readers Cooperative published El Salvador: Work of Thirty Photographers, for which she wrote the text. She has worked as a correspondent in Beirut, Lebanon and as a human rights liaison in South Africa. The Ecco Press published her translations of surrealist and French Resistance poet Robert Desnos in 1991. Carolyn Forchéís awards include a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, as well as three fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, and a Lannan Literary Award. In 1993, W.W. Norton & Co. published her anthology, Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness. In March, 1994, her third book of poetry, The Angel of History, (HarperCollins Publishers) received the Los Angeles Times Book Award.