Carolyn Forché

Finalist, 2019 National Book Awards

Carolyn Forché is an American poet, editor, translator, and activist. Her books of poetry are Blue Hour, The Angel of History, The Country Between Us, and Gathering the Tribes.
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What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance

ISBN 9780525560371 Penguin Press / Penguin Random House

What You Have Heard Is True is a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman's brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others. Written by one of the most gifted poets of her generation, this is the story of a woman's radical act of empathy, and her fateful encounter with an intriguing man who changes the course of her life. More about this book >

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Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché is an American poet, memoirist, editor, and translator. Her books of poetry are Blue Hour, The Angel of History, The Country Between Us, and Gathering the Tribes. Her newest poetry collection, In the Lateness of the World, is forthcoming from Penguin Press in 2020. In 2013, Forché received the Academy of American Poets Fellowship given for distinguished poetic achievement. In 2017, she became one of the first two poets to receive the Windham-Campbell Prize. She is a University Professor at Georgetown University. Forché lives in Maryland with her husband, the photographer Harry Mattison.

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