The Country Between Us

Back in the US, Forché gave readings and talks about US-backed oppression in Central America, but found publishers and critics uncomfortable with the startlingly different poems of this second collection of poems relating to torture, ...

The Country Between Us

Carolyn Forché's The Country Between Us bears witness to what she saw in El Salvador in the late 1970s, when she travelled around a country erupting into civil war. Documenting killings and other brutal human rights abuses, while working alongside Archbishop Oscar Romero's church group, she found in her poetry the only possible way to come to terms with what she was experiencing first-hand. By 1980, when the fighting was becoming too dangerous, Archbishop Romero urged Forché to return home, asking her to talk to the American people, tell them what is happening to us and convince them to stop the military aid. A week later Archbishop Romero was assassinated. Back in the US, Forché gave readings and talks about US-backed oppression in Central America, but found publishers and critics uncomfortable with the startlingly different poems of this second collection of poems relating to torture, murder, injustice and trauma.

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The Country Between Us
Language: en
Pages: 59
Authors: Carolyn Forché
Categories: POETRY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher:

Carolyn Forché's The Country Between Us bears witness to what she saw in El Salvador in the late 1970s, when she travelled around a country erupting into civil war. Documenting killings and other brutal human rights abuses, while working alongside Archbishop Oscar Romero's church group, she found in her poetry
In the Lateness of the World
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Carolyn Forche
Categories: POETRY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-02 - Publisher:

Carolyn Forché is one of America's most important contemporary poets - renowned as a 'poet of witness' - as well as an indefatigable human rights activist. Over four decades, she has crafted visionary work that has reinvigorated poetry's power to awaken the reader. Her groundbreaking poems have been testimonies, enquiries
Contemporary American Women Poets
Language: en
Pages: 402
Authors: Catherine Cucinella
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

In mapping the achievements of contemporary American women poets, this reference helps liberate them from restrictive conventional views and illustrates the tremendous diversity of their works. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on nearly 70 American women poets who published significant works after 1945.
Works on Paper, 1980-1986
Language: en
Pages: 175
Authors: Eliot Weinberger
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher: New Directions Publishing

Essays discuss East and West, Columbus, Christian missionaries in China, Tibetan government, Kampuchea under Pol Pot, and modern poets
What You Have Heard Is True
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Carolyn Forché
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-11 - Publisher: Penguin

2019 National Book Award Finalist "Reading it will change you, perhaps forever.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Astonishing, powerful, so important at this time.” --Margaret Atwood What You Have Heard is True is a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman's brave choice to engage with horror in order to