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Dennis Nurkse & Carolyn Forché

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  • Dennis Nurkse is the author of eleven previous books of poetry. His many honors include a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship. 
  • His poems have appeared in periodicals such as The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, and The Paris Review; he has taught poetry in prison, and, as Brooklyn poet laureate, in local schools and the public library system. 
  • He has also worked for human rights organizations. A resident of Brooklyn, he currently teaches in the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College.
  • Carolyn Forché is an American poet, translator, and memoirist. Her books of poetry are Blue Hour, The Angel of History, The Country Between Us, Gathering the Tribes, and her new collection, In the Lateness of the World. 
  • Her memoir, What You Have Heard Is True, was published by Penguin Press in 2019. In 2013, Forché received the Academy of American Poets Fellowship given for distinguished poetic achievement. 
  • In 2017, she became one of the first two poets to receive the Windham-Campbell Prize. 
  • She is a University Professor at Georgetown University and lives in Maryland with her husband, photographer Harry Mattison.
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Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 16:30

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