UM English Department to host a book reading with award-winning author and activist Carolyn Forché
on Feb 08, 2022
The Ole Miss English to kick off a book reading on Thursday. They are setting to host it with the 2021 American Book Award honouree and activist Carolyn Forche.
She is a noted author, poet, and her work has been compared to Pablo Neruda and Philip Levine.
The Detroit native published her first book of poetry, Gathering the Tribes in 1975. The book was published by the Yale University Press won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. Following its publication Forché received a Guggenheim Fellowship, traveling to El Salvador to study human rights abuses during the country’s civil war.
In The Lateness of the World was her latest work which was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Forché will read from In the Lateness of the World, as well as her memoir, What You Have Heard is True, in the Weems Auditorium at the Khayat Law Center starting at 7 p.m.