Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness
Publication Date: May 1993
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Bearing witness to extremity whether of war, torture, exile, or repression the volume encompasses more than 140 poets from five continents, over the span of this century from the Armenian genocide to Tiananmen Square.
About the AuthorCarolyn Forche is the author of Gathering the Tribes, winner of the Yale Younger Poets Award; The Country Between Us, which received awards from the Academy of American Poets and the Poetry Society of America; and The Angel of History, awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Award. She is also the editor of the anthology Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Centuly Poetry of Witness. Recently she was presented with the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation Award for Peace and Culture in Stockholm. She lives in Maryland with her husband and son.
Carolyn Forch , poet, translator, and activist, teaches writing at George Mason University. She has published two award-winning volumes of poetry, "Gathering the Tribes" and "The Country Between Us". In 1990 Ms. Fourch received a Lannan Literary Award, granted to poets and writers of literary excellence "whose work promotes a truer understanding of contemporary life."