Carolyn Forché is director of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University. Her other books of poetry include The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, and Blue Hour.
"Carolyn Forché's poems give an illusion of artlessness because
they spring fromthe simplest and deepest human feelings, from an
earthling's awareness of the systematic pulse of creation. The
poems tell us she is at home any place under the stars, wherever
there are fields or mountains, lakes or rivers, persons who stir
her atavistic bond-sense."—Stanley Kunitz