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Forché, Carolyn

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Works: 145 works in 254 publications in 1 language and 11,899 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Abstracts  History  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 )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,302 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 )
20 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,156 libraries worldwide
Gathering the tribes by Carolyn Forché( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 912 libraries worldwide
Writing creative nonfiction : instruction and insights from teachers of the Associated Writing Programs by Philip Gerard( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 859 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 )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 755 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 )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 743 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 )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 565 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
Flowers from the volcano by Claribel Alegría( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Saudade = Sorrow by Claribel Alegría( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 446 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
Carolyn Forché ( visu )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 441 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
El Salvador : work of thirty photographers by Carolyn Forché( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 371 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 libraries worldwide
Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 191 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
The arrival by Daniel Simko( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 174 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 172 libraries worldwide
The language of life [a festival of poets] by Bill D Moyers( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 162 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 language of life ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 76 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( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Poems, read by the author
Carolyn Forché by Carolyn Forché( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Carolyn Forché reads a selection of her poetry
The language of life by Bill D Moyers( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Welcome to the mainland: Sekou Sundiata & Naomi Shihab celebrate the cultures of today and the way those cultures have become part of the American mosaic. Love's confusing joy: Coleman Barks brings the poems of 13th century Islamic poet Jelaluddin Rumi to contemporary American audiences. The field of time: Sandra McPherson and Linda McCarriston exult in the beauty of love, family, and nature. Some can sing: Poetry's ability to bridge gaps and cross boundaries is highlighted in the works of Robert Hass, Claribel Alegría, and Carolyn Forché. Here in the mind: Gary Snyder and Daisy Zamora share the same weapon: the power of language. Swirl like a leaf: Through writing, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Robert Bly, and Marilyn Chin have all found routes to self discovery and personal reconciliation. The heart of things: Adrienne Rich, Victor Hernandez Cruz, and Michael S. Harper write poems which testify to their struggles against intolerance. Come celebrate with me: Lucille Clifton and David Mura bring their talent and humor to bear as they look at the past and the lives they live in America today
 
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Forché, Carolyn
Forché, Carolyn Louise, 1950-
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