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Sun, Apr 5, 2020


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Carolyn Forche at the Spring Poetry Festival  (Public Programs)

Renowned as a "poet of witness," Detroit native and Michigan State University alumna Carolyn Forché is the author of four books of poetry. Her first poetry collection, "Gathering The Tribes" (Yale University Press, 1976), won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. In 1977, she traveled to Spain to translate the work of Salvadoran-exiled poet Claribel Alegrí­a, and upon her return, received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, which enabled her to travel to El Salvador, where she worked as a human rights advocate. Her second book, "The Country Between Us" (Harper and Row, 1982), received the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and was also the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets. Her third book of poetry, "The Angel of History" (HarperCollins, 1994), was chosen for The Los Angeles Times Book Award. "Blue Hour" is her fourth collection of poems (HarperCollins, 2003). She is currently at work on a memoir of her years in El Salvador, Lebanon, South Africa, and France.

Carolyn is the third and final poet featured in the 2015 Spring Poetry Festival, whose theme is "Michigan Poets: Reading, Teaching, Writing." The festival will also feature Dennis Hinrichsen on April 1 and Terry Blackhawk on April 15-16. All events are free and open to the public.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1537805436500107/

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Location: RCAH Theater (Snyder C20) [map]
Price: free
Sponsor: RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU
Contact: Linnea Jimison
email pic cpoetry@msu.edu
phone pic 517-884-1932