The Distinguished Writers Series at Binghamton University presents a virtual reading with Carolyn Forché, Renowned as a “poet of witness,” Carolyn Forché is the author of five books of poetry. Her most recent collection is In the Lateness of the World. She is also the author of the memoir What You Have Heard Is True, a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman’s brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others, which was nominated for the 2019 National Book Awards. Her famed international anthology, Against Forgetting, has been praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice,” and was followed by the 2014 anthology The Poetry of Witness. In 1998 in Stockholm, she received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award for her human rights advocacy and the preservation of memory and culture.