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Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché’s fifth collection of poems, In the Lateness of the World, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her memoir, What You Have Heard Is True, was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. Her international anthology, Against Forgetting, was praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice.” In 1998 in Stockholm, she was awarded the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation Prize for Peace and Culture. She is one of the first poets to receive the Windham-Campbell Prize from the Beinecke Library at Yale University. She is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a distinguished university professor at Georgetown University.

Books by Carolyn Forché

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