Single Voice Reading Series Begins Season with Poet Carolyn Forché

Sept. 15, 2011 – The Single Voice Reading Series at Allegheny College will begin its 2011-12 season at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, with poet Carolyn Forché reading from her work. The presentation in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center is free and open to the public.

Carolyn Forché is the author of four books of poetry: “The Country Between Us,” “The Angel of History,” “Blue Hour” and “Gathering the Tribes.” Her other books include a landmark anthology, “Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness,” as well as translations of Claribel Alegria, Robert Desnos and Mahmoud Darwish.

She has been awarded the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award of the Poetry Society of America and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. The Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation honored her with its Peace and Culture Award in recognition of her work on behalf of human rights and the preservation of memory and culture.

Forché is Lannan Visiting Professor of Poetry and Professor of English at Georgetown University.

For more information about the Single Voice Reading Series, contact Associate Professor of English Christopher Bakken at