The world-renowned poet Carolyn Forché coined the phrase “poetry of witness,” poetry created by living through and resisting war, torture, imprisonment, genocide, oppression. Her path was set during the late ‘70s when she lived through the Salvadoran Civil War. Since then, she has explored a poetry of witness, engagement and resistance through her own award-winning books, her translations and a couple of extraordinary anthologies, notably, “Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness.” Her forthcoming book, “What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance,” is a memoir about her time in El Salvador.
Tuesday, Feb. 26IU Southeast Library
7 p.m. | Free