Poetry and Documentary with Carolyn Forché

9:00–11:00 | Newcastle University | FULLY BOOKED

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Workshops are held on the Newcastle University campus. Exact location TBC.

Fully Booked



This workshop will focus on new movements in Documentary Poetics: the use of archival materials; interleaving of lyric, journalistic and other textual forms; redaction, erasure, cut-ups and collage; and incorporation of visual art. We will look at work by Anne Carson, Tom Phillips, Claudia Rankine, Mark Nowak, Phil Metres, Don Mee Choi, Allison Cobb, Kaia Sand, Solmaz Sharif and others.

Carolyn Forché is a Human rights advocate, Professor of English and Chair of the Lannan Centre of Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University. She has received many prizes and awards, including a Windham-Campbell Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, Lannan Literary Fellowship and The Academy of American Poets Fellowship. She is the author of four books of poetry: Gathering The Tribes, which received the Yale Younger Poets Award, The Country Between Us, chosen as the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets, The Angel of History, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and Blue Hour, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.