Award-winning poet Carolyn Forché brings “poetry of witness” to MSU

Apr 23, 2015

Carolyn Forché will talk about her four books of poetry at 3 pm today in room W449 of the MSU main library.
Credit Courtesy The Poetry Foundation

While poetry is often thought of as a way to capture the beauty of the world in words, it has also long been a vehicle for political dissent and social criticism. From Walt Whitman to Pablo Neruda, many of the world’s most famous poets frequently drew inspiration for their poetry from their politics. Carolyn Forché is carrying that legacy of socially engaged poetry into the 21st century.

Forché is also an MSU alum, and currently directs the Lannan Center for Poetry and Social Practice at Georgetown University. She's in town for the MSU Center for Poetry Spring Poetry Festival.

Current State talks with the acclaimed poet and human rights activist.