Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché
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Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Blue Hour, published by HarperCollins in 2003. The Angel of History (1994) received the Los Angeles Times Book Award; The Country Between Us (1982) received the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and was the Lamont Poetry Selection of The Academy of American Poets; and Gathering the Tribes (1976) was selected for the Yale Series of Younger Poets by Stanley Kunitz. She is also the editor of Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993). Among her translations are Claribel Alegria's Flowers from the Volcano (1983), and Robert Desnos's Selected Poetry (with William Kulik, 1991). Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in the MFA Program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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