Carolyn Forché’s first volume, Gathering the Tribes, winner of the YaleSeries of Younger Poets Prize, was followed by The Country Between Us, TheAngel of History, and Blue Hour. She is also the author of the new memoirWhat You Have Heard Is True (Penguin Random House, 2019), a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman’s brave choice toengage with horror in order to help others. She has translated MahmoudDarwish, Claribel Alegria, and Robert Desnos. Her famed international anthology, Against Forgetting, has been praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself ablow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice,” and is followed bythe 2014 anthology The Poetry of Witness. In 1998 in Stockholm, she received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and CultureAward for her human rights advocacy and the preservation of memory andculture.