Carolyn Forche shares her poetry at Saint Leo 

Poet and human rights advocate Carolyn Forche learned a lot about life and language from her paternal grandmother, Anna, an immigrant from the former Czechoslovakia. Her grandmother spoke five languages, said Forche, but her English was inventive. She described a colander as “macaroni stop water go head.” Forche paid attention. “I thought, ‘Oh, you can play with language, make things up.’ … [Read more...]