Tabula Poetica’s Annual Poetry Reading Series begins on Thursday, September 10, 2015 with poet Carolyn Forché. Her books of poetry include The Country Between Us (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), The Angel of History (which received the Los Angeles Times Book Award) and Blue Hour. Her talk will begin at 1 p.m. in the Wilkinson Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center, followed by a poetry reading at 4 p.m. in the Henley Reading Room, 2nd Floor, Leatherby Libraries.
About the author: Carolyn Forché was born in Detroit, Michigan, studied at Michigan State University and earned an MFA from Bowling Green State University. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1992, she received the Charity Randall Citation from the International Poetry Forum and in 2013, Forché received the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, given for distinguished poetic achievement. She is currently director of the Lannan Center for Poetry and Poetics and holds the Lannan Chair in Poetry at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She lives in Maryland with her husband.
For a full list of authors who will be reading at Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Studies this semester, check out the Tabula Poetica Poetry site.
The Tabula Poetica series is funded by the Department of English and by Poets & Writers, Inc. Co-sponsors this year include, Chancellor’s Office, Leatherby Libraries, The Office of The Dean of Students, Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, Department of History and WCAHSS.
All Tabula Poetica events are free and open to the public.