Often called a "poet of witness", Carolyn Forché will be reading from her works on Thursday, September 16, noon – 1 p.m., in Domenici Center, room 3010. Forché was born in Detroit in 1950 and is the author of four books of poetry including The Country Between Us and The Angel of History. In 1993 she compiled and edited Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness, a large volume that assembles the work of nearly 150 poets, all marked in some direct way by a century's wars or devastations. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry. Her most recent book is a memoir, The Horse on Our Balcony. Forché is the director of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University. Forché's visit to the UNM campus has been made possible by the Lannan Foundation. All are welcome to attend.