Carolyn Forché

Friday, 17 February

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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), and Blue Hour (Bloodaxe, 2003). In the Lateness of the World is forthcoming.


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Cork International Poetry Festival
14 - 18 February 2017