Friday, January 24, 2014

Carolyn Forche, Winner of 2013 Poetry Academy Fellowship



Carolyn Forche, the first guest of the NYS Writers Institute's Spring 2014 Visiting Writers Series, is the recent recipient of the 2013 Academy of American Poets Fellowship, awarded annually to an individual poet for "distinguished poetic achievement."

More:  Prestigious Poetry Prize Goes to Professor, Activist Carolyn Forch√©
http://www.georgetown.edu/news/carolyn-forche-wins-prestigious-poetry-fellowship.html

Forche will visit the University at Albany to present her new anthology of poetry written under duress by men and women as they face political violence and persecution, Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500 – 2001 (2014), a sequel to her landmark anthology, Against Forgetting (1993).

More about Forche's visit here:  http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/forche_carolyn14.html