Thursday, January 30, 2014
Carolyn Forche who visits us today appeared yesterday on the PBS NewHour, January 29, 2014:
Poet Carolyn Forché gathers 500 years of suffering in new anthology....
The poets featured in Carolyn Forché’s anthology “Poetry of Witness” have endured extreme conditions: warfare, censorship, forced exile. The Georgetown professor and poet herself calls the collection an “outcry of the soul.” Jeffrey Brown sat down with Forché to discuss this style of writing and its enduring power.
She also reads two poems: Major John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Field," and Emily Dickinson's poem "They Dropped Like Flakes." Watch and listen here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/poetry/carolyn-forche-explores-writing-as-an-outcry-of-the-soul-in-poetry-of-witness/
More on Forche's visit to UAlbany here: http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/forche_carolyn14.html