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Forum on Religion and Literature: Yale University @ Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), Room 319  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
|Event description: “American Solitude and Contemporary Literature”.  Presented by Amy Hungerford, followed by moderated discussion. For more information:
Literature & Spirituality: Yale University @ Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (SDQ), Marquand Chapel  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
|The Lana Schwebel Memorial Lecture in Religion and Literature. Renowned as a “poet of witness,” Carolyn Forché is the author of four books of poetry. Her first poetry collection, Gathering The Tribes (Yale University Press, 1976), won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. In 1977, she traveled to Spain to translate the work of Salvadoran-exiled poet Claribel Alegrí­a, and upon her return, received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, which enabled her to travel to El Salvador, where she worked as a human rights advocate. Her second book, The Country Between Us (Harper and Row, 1982), received the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and was also the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets. Her third book of poetry, The Angel of History (HarperCollins, 1994), was chosen for The Los Angeles Times Book Award. Blue Hour is her fourth collection of poems (HarperCollins, 2003).[...]