Department of English Poetry Reading: Carolyn Forché

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00

A poetry reading and discussion with award-winning poet, Carolyn Forché

About this Event

Inaugurating our Poetry and Poetics event series, Carolyn Forché will be reading from her latest collection, In the Lateness of the World, and engaging in a question and answer session on poetry and poetics at times of crisis with staff, students, and attendees.

Hosted by Dr Catherine Gander and Dr Karl O'Hanlon

This event will take place via Zoom. Attendees will be sent a link the day before the event.

Poet biography:

CAROLYN FORCHÉ’S first book of poetry, Gathering the Tribes, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, and was followed by The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, and Blue Hour. In March 2020, Bloodaxe published her fifth collection of poems, In the Lateness of the World. She is also the author of the memoir What You Have Heard Is True (Penguin Press, 2019), a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Juan E. Mendez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America.

Her international anthology, Against Forgetting, has been praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice.” In 1998 in Stockholm, she received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award for her human rights advocacy and the preservation of memory and culture. She is one of the first poets to receive the Wyndham Campbell Prize from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, and is a University Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Please find more information about the book, including purchasing information, here:

For attendees in Ireland, the MU university bookshop also stocks this book: