Carolyn ForcheI’ll admit that I don’t know a lot about poetry or who currently is considered a titan among poets. However, there’s a lot of folks here at the SDSU Library who are well versed in this field, and they’re pretty excited about the poet who’s going to speak at the library in a couple of weeks.

Carolyn Forche—known as a “poet of witness”—will share her work and her experiences on Tuesday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. in Room LA108. She’s the author of four books of poetry: Gathering the Tribes, which received the Yale Younger Poets Award; The Country Between Us, chosen as the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets; The Angel of History, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award; and Blue Hour, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has been a human rights activist for 30 years and is currently the Lannan Visiting Professor of Poetry and Professor of English at Georgetown University.

The reading is cosponsored by the Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series, the Department of English and Comparative Literature, and the SDSU Library. It’s free, and you don’t need a reservation. Just come prepared to be enlightened!

More information about Carolyn Forche:

University of Illinois, Department of English
Poetry Foundation
Blue Flower Arts