Often called a "poet of witness," Carolyn Forche reads from her works on Thursday, June 17, noon-1 p.m. in the UNM Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education, room 3010. Forche is the author of four books of poetry, including "The Country Between Us" and "The Angel of History."

In 1993 she compiled and edited "Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness," assembling the work of nearly 150 poets, all marked in some direct way by a century's wars or devastations. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry.

Her most recent book is a memoir, "The Horse on Our Balcony." Forche is the director of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University. Her visit to UNM is sponsored by the Lannan Foundation and the UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center.

The event is free and open to the public. Metered parking is available in the M lot.