THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA POETRY CENTER
A READING WITH CAROLYN FORCHÉ
TUCSON, AZ, January 29, 2007 — The University of Arizona Poetry Center, continues the Spring 2007 Visiting Poets and Writers Reading Series with a reading by poet and human rights activist Carolyn Forché on Thursday, February 15, at 8:00 p.m. in the Modern Languages Auditorium on the University of Arizona campus. This event is free and open to the public. Public parking is available at the Second Street garage, located at Second Street and Mountain Avenue; call 626-PARK for parking fees. Following the reading, copies of the poet’s books will be available for sale courtesy of the University of Arizona BookStore and refreshments will be served in the lobby.
While visiting Tucson, Forché will also offer a community writing workshop through the Poetry Center, which is now full, and meet with inmates in the State Prison Creative Writing Workshops.
Carolyn Forché is the author of Gathering The Tribes (Yale University Press), The Country Between Us (Harper and Row), The Angel of History (HarperPerennial), and Blue Hour (HarperCollins). She edited the anthology Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness and served as the Beirut correspondent for NPR. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets, and the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. She has also received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace Award. She teaches at Skidmore College.
Praise for Carolyn Forché
"Here is a poetry of courage and passion, which manages to be tender and achingly sensual and what is often called ‘political’ at the same time…." —Margaret Atwood, author of The Blind Assassin
The Spring 2007 Visiting Poets and Writers Reading Series is supported by Friends of the Poetry Center; the College of Humanities; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Arizona Commission on the Arts through appropriations from the Arizona State Legislature.
The University of Arizona Poetry Center is a living archive, founded in 1960 to maintain and cherish the spirit of poetry. The Center aims to promote poetic literacy and sustain, enrich, and advance a diverse literary culture. We provide a prestigious public-access poetry library, free readings and lectures, community classes, poets-in-the-schools, and poets-in-the-prisons. We also offer contests, exhibitions, and online resources, including standards-based poetry curricula. In partnership with the Humanities Seminars Program, we are constructing a permanent Poetry Center Building, which will house the entire archive and provide meeting rooms and quiet reading spaces in a beautiful new facility. For more information about the Poetry Center, an area of special emphasis within the College of the Humanities, visit www.poetrycenter.arizona.edu or call (520)626-3765.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the Poetry Center. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.