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Poet Carolyn Forché gathers 500 years of violence and conflict in new anthology

The poets featured in Carolyn Forché’s anthology, Poetry of Witness, have endured extreme conditions: warfare, censorship, forced exile. The Georgetown professor and poet calls the collection an “outcry of the soul.” Jeffrey Brown sat down with Forché to discuss this style of writing and its enduring power.

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