2023 Jean Burden Poetry Reading

Date and time
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Music Hall, Theater Bldg

The Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics presents the 2023 Jean Burden Poetry Reading

Featuring Carolyn Forché

Renowned as a “poet of witness,” Carolyn Forché is the author of five books of poetry. Forché’s first volume, Gathering the Tribes, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, was followed by The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, and Blue Hour. Her famed international anthology, Against Forgetting, has been praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice,” and is followed by the 2014 anthology The Poetry of Witness. In 1998 in Stockholm, she received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award for her human rights advocacy and the preservation of memory and culture.

A black and white photo of featured guest in the center of the page with her two books pictured to the left and bio on the right
Dr. Pablo Fabian Baler