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Forché, Carolyn

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Works: 142 works in 263 publications in 2 languages and 12,322 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews  Abstracts  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Advertising fliers 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Signer, Translator, Author in quotations or text abstracts
Classifications: PS3556.O68, 811.54
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Against forgetting : twentieth-century poetry of witness by carolyn, editor Forche ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 1,315 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 )
19 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gathering the tribes by Carolyn Forché ( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writing creative nonfiction : instruction and insights from teachers of the Associated Writing Programs ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 856 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 )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 755 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 )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 738 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."
Unfortunately, it was paradise : selected poems by Maḥmūd Darwīsh ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 719 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. A legend in Palestine, his lyrics are sung by fieldworkers and schoolchildren. He has assimilated some of the world's oldest literary traditions while simultaneously struggling 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. Fady Joudah's foreword, new to this edition, addresses Darwish's enduring legacy following his death in 2008."--
Flowers from the volcano by Claribel Alegría ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saudade = Sorrow by Claribel Alegría ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 447 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
Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 419 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
El Salvador : work of thirty photographers by Carolyn Forché ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women in American labor history, 1825-1935 : an annotated bibliography by Martha Jane Soltow ( Book )
7 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carolyn Forché ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 315 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"--Container
The arrival by Daniel Simko ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains a posthumous collection of poetry by Czech born, New York City poet, writer, and translator Daniel Simko
The selected poems of Robert Desnos by Robert Desnos ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language of life [a festival of poets] by Bill D Moyers ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 154 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
Carolyn Forche ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carolyn Forché, winner of the lamont Poetry Prize, and the Yale Series of Younger Poets Awards, reads and talks to students at Crossroads School in Los Angeles. She is interviewed about her work by Lewis MacAdams--Container
The language of life ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fourth program of an eight-part series with Bill Moyers which features poets Robert Hass, Claribel Alegría and Carolyn Forché whose work highlights poetry's ability to bridge gaps and cross boundaries
Ourselves or nothing by Carolyn Forché ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems, read by the author
Carolyn Forché by Carolyn Forché ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carolyn Forché reads a selection of her poetry
 
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Alternative Names
Forché, Carolyn
Forché, Carolyn Louise 1950-
Languages
English (124)
Italian (1)
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