April 25, 2021: Laura Kasischke

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This reading is offered free, but donations to KPS are gratefully appreciated.
Read KPS’s exclusive Interview with Laura Kasischke, conducted by Ann van Buren.
Photo by Patrice Normand Opale
“Vivid, insightful, and sometimes angry, Kasischke’s voice is great company for the reader.” —Academy of American Poets
“No poet has tried so hard to cut through suburban American illusion while respecting the lives, young and old, that it nurtures or saves. No poet has joined the chasm of ontological despair to the pathos of household frustration so well as Kasischke at her best.” —New York Times Book Review

Laura Kasischke was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. She received an MFA from the University of Michigan in 1987.

In 1991, she published her first collection of poetry, Wild Brides (New York University Press). She is also the author of Where Now: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2017), which was long-listed for the National Book Award; The Infinitesimals (Copper Canyon Press, 2014); Space, In Chains (Copper Canyon Press, 2011); Lillies Without (Copper Canyon Press, 2007); Gardening in the Dark (Ausable Press, 2004); Dance and Disappear (University of Massachusetts Press, 2002); What It Wasn’t (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2002); Fire and Flower (Alice James Books, 1998); and Housekeeping In A Dream (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1995).

Where NowShe is the author of the short story collection If A Stranger Approaches You (Sarabande Books, 2013). She has also published ten novels, of which three have been made into feature films.

She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as several Pushcart Prizes and numerous poetry awards. She teaches at the University of Michigan, and lives in Chelsea, Michigan.

Experience one of her poems here.

The reading via Zoom begins at 4:00 p.m. EDT followed by Q&A. To register: Please go to this link. Fill out the form and you will receive the Zoom link to the reading via email.