Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witnessby Carolyn Forché (Editor)
This landmark anthology, the first of its kind, takes its impulse from the words of Bertolt Brecth: "In the dark times, will there also be singing? Yes, there will be singing. About the dark times." Bearing witness to extremity - whether of war, torture, exile or repression - the volume encompasses more than 140 poems from five continents, over the span of this century from the Armenian genocide to Tiananmen Square.
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Carolyn Forché, poet, translator, and activist, is professor of English at Georgetown University. She has published two award-winning volumes of poetry, Gathering the Tribes and The Country Between Us. In 1990 Ms. Fourché received a Lannan Literary Award, granted to poets and writers of literary excellence "whose work promotes a truer understanding of contemporary life." Her most recent volume of poetry is Blue Hour.
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This book is a testament to the fact that we must remember the struggles and negativity that surround warfare. The collections of poetry cover various historical periods and different places of conflict. My review does not give this book justice. However, I love it. I am using it in my English creative writing classes.