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Carolyn Forché was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1950. She studied at Michigan State University and earned an MFA from Bowling Green State University. Forché is the author of four books of poetry: Blue Hour (HarperCollins, 2004); The Angel of History (1994), which received the Los Angeles Times Book Award; The Country Between Us (1982), which received the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and was the Lamont Poetry Selection of The Academy of American Poets; and Gathering the Tribes (1976), which was selected for the Yale Series of Younger Poets by Stanley Kunitz. She is also the editor of Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993). Among her translations are Mahmoud Darwish's Unfortunately, It Wa ...more

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What You Have Heard Is True...

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The Country Between Us

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The Angel of History

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Against Forgetting: Twentie...

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Blue Hour

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Gathering the Tribes

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“The heart is the toughest part of the body.
Tenderness is in the hands.”
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“One can live without having survived”
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“the silence of God is God.”
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