Marquette University welcomes Carolyn Forché as the 2015-16 AMUW Women’s Chair in Humanistic Studies. Forché will be giving a public poetry reading with book signing in the Eisenberg Reading Room, Sensenbrenner Hall on the Marquette Campus.
Carolyn Forché’s books of poetry include Gathering the Tribes, The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, Blue Hour, and the forthcoming In the Lateness of the World. She is also the editor of two best-selling poetry anthologies, Against Forgetting and Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English: 1500-2001. 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 Professor of English at Georgetown University, where she also directs The Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice. She received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Marquette University in 2011.