Carolyn Forché is the author of five books of poetry, most recently In the Lateness of the World (Penguin Press, 2020), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a memoir, What You Have Heard Is True (Penguin Press, 2019), a finalist for the National Book Award, and winner of the Juan E. Mendez Book Award for Human Rights In Latin America. She is also editor of Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness, (Norton, 1993), praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice.” She has translated works by Claribel Alegría, Robert Desnos, Mahmoud Darwish and Lasse Söderberg, and her own work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lannan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation and Civitella Ranieri in Italy. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and has recently been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a Distinguished University Professor at Georgetown University.