CAROLYN FORCHÉ is a poet, translator, essayist and human rights activist. She is the author of four books of poetry: Gathering The Tribes, winner of the Yale Younger Poets Award, The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, winner of the LA Times Book Award, and Blue Hour, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her translations include Flowers from the Volcano and Sorrow by Claribel Alegria, Selected Poems of Robert Desnos, and other works. She edited Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness. She has received fellowships from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation, and Lannan Foundation, and the Robert Creeley Award, the Levinson Prize, among others. She is a trustee of the Griffin Trust. She co-edited The Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001, published in 2014, along with a memoir, a book of essays, and a poetry collection. She teaches and is Director of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University.
Past Festivals and Updates:
Yusef Komunyakaa is our featured Thomas Lux Memorial Poet for the 18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival. On Tuesday, January 11th, Komunyakaa will sit for a conversation with poet and consummate interviewer, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, who inspires ... Read more >
May 20, 2022 – Lake Worth, FL — After a great deal of research, legwork, and many thoughtful discussions, with staff, our board, and our advisory board, it has been decided that we will not ... Read more >
Aimee Nezhukumatathil is no stranger to the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. She taught workshops here in 2014 and 2018, and next year she returns as the 18thAnnual Festival’s Poet-at-Large. Ideally, the Poet-at-Large visits several schools ... Read more >