PROGRAMS OF STUDY
“Writing into the World: A Poet's Journey of Witness,”
Monday, October 12th, Beaumier Suites, Raynor Library,
Registration opens 5:30 pm.
Lecture 6 pm
Reception 7 pm
Carolyn Forché is a poet and the editor of two best-selling poetry anthologies, Against Forgetting and Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English: 1500-2001. Her poetry books include Gathering the Tribes, The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, Blue Hour, and forthcoming, In the Lateness of the World. She has been widely honored, receiving the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation Award for Peace and Culture in Stockholm, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and most recently, The Academy of American Poets Fellowship in Poetry for 2014. She has taught writing and literature for forty years, and has read her poetry around the world. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is a Professor of English at Georgetown University, where she also directs The Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice. Invited to Marquette University as 2015-2016 AMWU Chair in Humanistic Studies, Carolyn Forché is teaching poetry at the English Department, giving public readings, and mentoring Milwaukee’s young poets in the Fall of 2015.