American Book Award-winning poet Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché won the 2021 American Book Award and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her new collection, In The Lateness of the World, which NPR called, “An undisputed literary event.”
The new collection furthers “a poetry of witness,” a tradition that Forché helped to define—a clear-eyed examination of war, imprisonment, torture and slavery. Hilton Als said in the New Yorker, “History—with its construction and its destruction—is at the heart of In the Lateness of the World… one feels the poet cresting a wave—a new wave that will crash onto new lands and unexplored territories.”

She previously visited the NYS Writers Institute in 2003 and 2014.

Thursday, November 17, 2022
4:30 p.m. – Craft talk on writing
7:30 p.m. – Reading and conversation
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition, University at Albany

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Nov 17 2022


7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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