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Carolyn Forché

 

15 February at 10pm at the Cork Arts Theatre.
Reading with Karen Solie.
Admission: €6 (€5 concs.) Tickets available at the door.

 

Carolyn Forché

 

Carolyn Forché was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1950. Her first collection, Gathering the Tribes (1976), was selected for the Yale Series of Younger Poets by Stanley Kunitz. Her second book, The Country Between Us (1981), drew on her experiences in El Salvador during the civil war, and won the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and was the Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets. Her later collections include: The Angel of History (Bloodaxe, 1994), Blue Hour (Bloodaxe, 2003), and In the Lateness of the World (Bloodaxe 2013).

 

“The poignant cri de coeur of this singular work must
affect all who have an integrity still possible in this painfully
despairing time. Carolyn Forché makes a complex voice
for all the mute victims of our destructive world as the killing
goes on and the patterns of our lives continue our committed
self destruction. Hers is the heroism which still cares.”
– Robert Creeley

 

CSPF Workshops
Click here for more information on how to register for Forché's poetry masterclass on the morning of Friday, 15 February.

 

 

More about the author:

Carolyn Forché poems at Poetry Foundation

Forché publications with Bloodaxe Books

Carlyn Forché on 'poetry of witness' (YouTube)

 

 

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