2017 Windham-Campbell Poetry Prize recipient Carolyn Forché and David Kim, J.D. 2017, engage with German artist Anselm Kiefer’s 2001 painting Die Ungeborenen (The Unborn). Presented in conjunction with the Windham-Campbell Prizewinners Festival. Space is limited. Please meet in the Gallery lobby.
Carolyn Forché’s politically engaged work redefines lyric poetry through its attention to history and care for the world. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Forché is the author of ﬁve books of poetry, including the forthcoming In the Lateness of the World (2018). Her many honors include a Los Angeles Times Book Prize (1994), a James Laughlin Award (1981), and the Yale Younger Poets Prize (1976). Forché is Professor of English and Director of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University, and has been recognized for her extensive work as an editor, translator, and human rights activist.
David Kim is a graduate of Yale Law School, at which he was the curator of JUNCTURE: Explorations in Art and Human Rights, an initiative sponsored by the Schell Center for International Human Rights. Since its launch in 2015, the initiative has encompassed research collaborations with artists and writers, fellowships for Yale M.F.A. students, publications, public lectures, and a symposium. Kim is currently a Principal at the boutique management consultancy Incandescent, where he collaborates with curators and artists on projects in connection with property, contracts, ﬁnance, and human rights.