Carolyn Forche

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The essay considers Forche's second book, The Country Between Us, in relation to an American tradition of poetic witnessing. The poems were the product of her time in El Salvador in the 197s at the time of the Civil War.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • Carolyn Forche
  • Denise Levertov
  • poetry of witness
  • Charles Reznikoff
  • Muriel Rukeyser
  • El Salvador
  • personal lyric
  • human rights
  • Oscar Romero
  • death squads
  • Claribel Alegria
  • reverse culture shock
  • political engagement
  • border-crossing
  • lock-down

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