Sources for Further Study
Ashton, Jennifer. From Modernism to Postmodernism: American Poetry and Theory in the Twentieth Century. Boston: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture, 2006. This exhaustive collection includes Forché and many of her contemporaries, placing them in their individual spiritual and political traditions.
Bergen, Dan. “Muses of History: ’The Angel of History’ by Carolyn Forché.” The Nation 259, no. 13 (October 24, 1994): 464.
Cohen, Leslie. “Resisting Catastrophe.” Jerusalem Post, May 1, 1997, p. 5.
Forché, Carolyn, ed. Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness. New York: W. W. Norton, 1993. This collection of political poetry was put together by Forché to showcase 140 poets from five continents.
Gregory, Eileen. “Poetry and Survival: H. D. and Carolyn Forché.” In H. D. and Poets After, edited by Donna Krolik Hollenberg. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2000.
Mark, Alison, and Deryn Rees-Jones, eds. Contemporary Women’s Poetry: Reading/Writing/Practice. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000. This anthology discusses the intersection of women’s political practice and spirituality in the twentieth century.
Owens, Rochelle. Review of “The Angel of History,” by Carolyn Forché. World Literature Today 68, no. 4 (Fall, 1994): 816.
Ratiner, Steven. “Carolyn Forché: The Poetry of Witness.” In Giving Their Word: Conversations with Contemporary Poets, edited by Steven Ratiner. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002.