Carolyn Forché is a university professor in the Department of English and director of the Lannan Center for Poetry and Poetics.
International activities include:
- Author of four books of poetry, for which she received the Yale Younger Poets Award, a Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
- Recipient of three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship and other literary and teaching awards, including the Robert Creeley Award in 2005 and the 1998 Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation Award for Peace and Culture in Stockholm for work on behalf of human rights and the preservation of memory and culture
- Became a trustee of the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry, Canada’s premier poetry award, in 2004