Spring Poetry Festival: Carolyn Forché

April 11, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
LookOut! Art Gallery
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI
United States

Join the Center for Poetry for the Spring Poetry Festival, featuring MSU alumna Carolyn Forché, on April 11 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

3 p.m. Afternoon Conversation, LookOut! Gallery, Snyder Hall
7 p.m. Reading, RCAH Theater, with reception/book signing to follow in the LookOut! Gallery

Bio

Carolyn Forché’s first volume, "Gathering the Tribes," winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize, was followed by "The Country Between Us," "The Angel of History," and "Blue Hour." Her famed international anthology, "Against Forgetting," has been praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice,” and is followed by the 2014 anthology, "The Poetry of Witness." In 1998 in Stockholm, she received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award for her human rights advocacy and the preservation of memory and culture. She is currently at work on a memoir.