Carolyn Forché

Forche Carolyn Forché is a poet, essayist and translator whose four poetry books include Gathering The Tribes, The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, and Blue Hour. She has received numerous prizes, fellowships and awards, including three National Endowment Fellowships, a John Simon Guggenheim, the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, The Los Angeles Times Book Award, the Robert Creeley Award, the Golden Rose, a Lannan Fellowship, the di Castagnola Prize, and a Hiroshima Foundation Award for her work on the preservation of memory and culture. For thirty years, she has been a human rights activist, working in El Salvador, Northern Ireland, Lebanon, the West Bank, and South Africa. Her poetry has been translated into twenty-seven languages. She is a professor of English at Georgetown University where she also serves as Director of Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice. She is the 2013 recipient of the fellowship of the Academy of American Poets.

Prestigious Poetry Prize Goes To Professor, Activist Carolyn Forché

Craft Talks and Manuscript Consultations

Several evenings on Thasos, Carolyn Forché will offer craft talks in the olive grove. These are open to all workshop participants. Drawing upon her decades of experience in publishing, not to mention her work as an activist, theorist, poet and memoirist, she will discuss the connections between the personal and the historical, and will offer her inspiring and unique impressions about what it means to write in Greece.

Carolyn will also offer manuscript consultations with a few select participants; please indicate on your application if you would like to be considered for one.