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Carolyn Forché is an American poet, editor and human rights advocate. Among her many books are: Gathering the Tribes, The Country Between Us and Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry. Her memoir is The Horse on Our Balcony. She is a noted translator with books published on the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish and Claribel Alegria. She has taught at major universities and colleges all over the U.S.

Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forche
Poems & Commentary on El Salvador

This is one of the most powerful and moving poetry readings you’ll ever hear. Carolyn Forche, with a great voice and sense of timing, begins with a poem about growing...

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