Caroly Forche (b. 1950), poet and human rights activist, reads from her second book of poetry "A Country Between Us", which reflects on her experiences in El Salvador. She is heard on Writers Block [a poetry magazine of the air] program hosted by Cornelius Eady and Shelly Messing. Her reading was recorded at the Brooklyn Museum, NYC on November 22, 1982. Her first book of poetry is "Gathering the Tribes". She is from Virginia, a white woman activist for Amnesty International. She was invited, as an American writer, to visit El Salvador to report on the situation (her first trip was in January 1978). Her poetry reflects El Salvadorian human rights abuse themes.
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