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Forché, Carolyn

Works: 182 works in 395 publications in 4 languages and 15,226 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Autobiographies  Literature  Interviews  History  Illustrated works  Abstracts  Bibliographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Actor, Narrator, Signer, htt, Other, Author of introduction, Author in quotations or text abstracts
Classifications: PS3556.O68, 811.54
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Unfortunately, it was paradise : selected poems by Maḥmūd Darwīsh( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahmoud Darwish is a literary rarity: at once critically acclaimed as one of the most important poets in the Arabic language, and beloved as the voice of his people. He is a living legend whose lyrics are sung by fieldworkers and schoolchildren. He has assimilated some of the world's oldest literary traditions at the same time that he has struggled to open new possibilities for poetry. This collection spans Darwish's entire career, nearly four decades, revealing an impressive range of expression and form. A splendid team of translators has collaborated with the poet on these new translations, which capture Darwish's distinctive voice and spirit
Against forgetting : twentieth-century poetry of witness by Carolyn Forché( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern poems deal with genocide, wars, revolutions, the Holocaust, political repression, apartheid, and the democracy movement in China
The country between us by Carolyn Forché( Book )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems include portraits of life in El Salvador, a veteran of the Vietnam War, and a childhood friend
Gathering the tribes by Carolyn Forché( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2020 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The language and images of Carolyn Forché's poetry are so closely bound to the natural cycles of the seasons, of generations, of the body's functioning, that it is surprising to realize how many of her poems deal with uprootedness--hasty emigrations from Czechoslovakia and Kiev, the loss of grandparents and other elders, people leaving and being sent away. But this poetry is not a sentimental celebration of the goodness of nature, and harmony with the world is never something assumed. The harmony Forché seeks goes deeper than simple submission to natural processes or identification with an ethnic group, and it must be fought for with a tenuous faith, the balance that must be found between the ugliness, the harshness of her history--both natural and social--and its intense beauty, is what distinguishes Forché's poetry, gives it is depth and dimension."--Cover
Writing creative nonfiction : instruction and insights from teachers of the Associated Writing Programs by Carolyn Forché( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than thirty essays examining every key element of the craft, from researching ideas and structuring the story, to reportage and personal reflection."--Cover
The angel of history by Carolyn Forché( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carolyn Forche is known as one of our most important contemporary poets. Her first book, Gathering the Tribes, won the Yale Younger Poets Award. Her second, The Country Between Us, won both the Lamont Poetry Award and an award from the Poetry Society of America. Although The Angel of History is a departure from her previous books, it contains echoes of both earlier volumes. Placed in the context of twentieth-century moral disaster - war, genocide, the Holocaust, the atomic bomb - Forche's third collection of poems is a meditation on memory, specifically on how memory survives the unimaginable. The poems reflect the effects of such experience: the lines, and often the images within them, are fragmented, discordant. But read together, these lines become a haunting mosaic of grief, evoking the necessary accommodations human beings make to survive what is unsurvivable. These are personal poems, poems startling in their honesty and humility, poems that bear witness rather than explain or resolve. Carolyn Forche describes her book in a note to the reader: "The Angel of History is not about experiences. It is for me the opening of a wound, the muffling and silence of a decade, and it is also a gathering of utterances that have lifted away from the earth and wrapped it in a weather of risen words. These utterances issue from my own encounter with the events of this century but do not represent 'it.' The first-person, free-verse, lyric-narrative poem of my earlier years has given way to a work which has desired its own bodying forth: polyphonic, broken, haunted, and in ruins, with no possibility of restoration." An ambitious and compelling collection, The Angel of History may also be groundbreaking. As poets have always done, Forche attempts to give voice to the unutterable, using language to keep memory alive, relive history, make tracks in an empty field, and link the past with the future
Blue hour by Carolyn Forché( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new volume of poetry by the award-winning author of "The Angel of History" includes "Curfew," "On Earth," "Nocturne," and "Hive."
Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking anthology containing the work of poets who have witnessed war, imprisonment, torture, and slavery. A companion volume to Against Forgetting, Poetry of Witness is the first anthology to reveal a tradition that runs through English-language poetry. The 300 poems collected here were composed at an extreme of human endurance--while their authors awaited execution, endured imprisonment, fought on the battlefield, or labored on the brink of breakdown or death. All bear witness to historical events and the irresistibility of their impact. Alongside Shakespeare, Milton, and Wordsworth, this volume includes such writers as Anne Askew, tortured and executed for her religious beliefs during the reign of Henry VIII; Phillis Wheatley, abducted by slave traders; Samuel Bamford, present at the Peterloo Massacre in 1819; William Blake, who witnessed the Gordon Riots of 1780; and Samuel Menashe, survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. Poetry of Witness argues that such poets are a perennial feature of human history, and it presents the best of that tradition, proving that their work ranks alongside the greatest in the language
Flowers from the volcano by Claribel Alegría( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saudade = Sorrow by Claribel Alegría( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Sorrow Claribel Alegria Sorrow is a remarkable collection of love poems which Alegria wrote for her recently deceased husband. The poems are not only a recollection of their past, but also meditations on the meaning of death and the pain of separation as well as reflections on their eventual reunion. Most of the poems are brief piercing lyrics which radiate strength and optimism
El Salvador : work of thirty photographers by Carolyn Forché( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirty internationally known photographers on assignment in El Salvador for Time, Life, Newsweek, The New York Times, Paris Match, Stern and U.S. News and World Report, present published and unpublished work... not as news but as their experience of an ongoing history. Beginning with the 1979 coup d'etat, the book chronicles the emergence of a popular struggle... and its escalation into a full scale war with global implications."--Page 4 de la couverture
Women in American labor history, 1825-1935 : an annotated bibliography by Martha Jane Soltow( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject of this bibliography, women in American labor history, deals with women in unions from 1825 to 1935, as well as with such topics as worker education, legislative lobbying, and the recruitment of interest groups. The termination date of the works cited in the bibliography, 1935, was chosen as a time when craft unionism began to decline and when industrial unionism gave a different dimension to women in industry. Book, journal article, monograph, pamphlet, and United States government publication citations are included; but State publications, theses, and dissertations are not. The bibliography is divided into sections on employment, trade unions, working conditions, strikes and lockouts, protective legislation, work education, labor leaders, and supportive efforts. A list of archival sources in the United States having substantial material relating to women and labor and a list of publications of the U.S. Women's Bureau through 1935 are appended. A three-part index contains a cross reference to the main section, a subject index, and an author index. (Author/KSM)
The little mariner by Odysseas Elytēs( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carolyn Forché( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carolyn Forché, in her lyrical and deeply resonant poetry, meditates on the brutalities and injustices of the 20th century. Ms. Forché, who receied a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, read the entire text of The angel of history and talked with Michael Silverblatt on May 24, 1994, in Los Angeles"-- VHS container
The selected poems of Robert Desnos by Robert Desnos( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 1. Welcome to the mainland: Sekou Sundiata "oralizes" in polyrhythmic, jazz-influenced performances; Naomi Shihab Nye seeks universal truths in everyday objects and experiences
The arrival by Daniel Simko( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains a posthumous collection of poetry by Czech born, New York City poet, writer, and translator Daniel Simko
In the lateness of the world by Carolyn Forché( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2020 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over four decades, Carolyn Forché's visionary work has reinvigorated poetry's power to awaken the reader. Her groundbreaking poems have been testimonies, inquiries, and wonderments. They daringly map a territory where poetry asserts our inexhaustible responsibility to one another. Her first new collection in seventeen years, In the Lateness of the World is a tenebrous book of crossings, of migrations across oceans and borders, but also between the present and the past, life and death. The poems call to the reader from the end of the world where they are sifting through the aftermath of history. Forché envisions a place where "you could see / everything at once . . . every moment you have lived or place you have been." The world here seems to be steadily vanishing, but in the moments before the uncertain end, an illumination arrives and "there is nothing / that cannot be seen." In the Lateness of the World is a revelation from one of the finest poets writing today"--
The language of life : [a festival of poets] by Bill D Moyers( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of conversations with eighteen American poets, and in dozens of poems, The Language of Life celebrates language in its most exalted, wrenching, delighted, and concentrated form, and its unique power to recreate the human experience: falling in love, facing death, leaving home, losing faith, finding God
The mighty stream : poems in celebration of Martin Luther King( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Against forgetting : twentieth-century poetry of witness
Against forgetting : twentieth-century poetry of witnessThe country between usGathering the tribesWriting creative nonfiction : instruction and insights from teachers of the Associated Writing ProgramsThe angel of historyBlue hourSaudade = SorrowThe selected poems of Robert Desnos
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Carolyn Forché

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Forché, Carolyn

Forché, Carolyn Louise 1950-

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