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Carolyn Forché with James Longenbach, 21 May 2003 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 21, 2003.

No one has worked harder to bring the brutal extremities of political life in the 20th century into the orbit of American poetry than Carolyn Forché, poet, translator, anthologist, and human rights activist.

Her 1982 volume, The Country Between Us, commemorates two years spent working with human rights advocates in El Salvador; it contains some of the most powerful poems of political violence and political commitment ever written in the United States.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.