Carolyn Forché


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Poet, teacher, and activist Carolyn Forché has witnessed, thought about, and written about some of the most devastating events of twentieth-century world history. According to Joyce Carol Oates, Forché’s ability to wed the political with the personal places her in the company of such poets as Pablo Neruda, Philip Levine, and Denise Levertov (New York Times Book Review). Her memoir What You Have Heard was named a finalist for a 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction.

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