Poet Laura Kasischke
February 5, 1999
- Interview with Jane Arnold
- Program Introduction by Mark Sheehan
- Selected Readings:
- "1st January of White Bird in a Blizzard"
- "2nd January of White Bird in a Blizzard"
- "3rd January of White Bird in a Blizzard"
- "I Love You, You Love Me" - Barney Poem
- "The Baby Learns to say Baby"
- "What I Hear in Your Hair"
- "Do Not Leave Baby Unattended - Manufacturer's Warning"
Laura Kasischke's poetry and prose have won critical acclaim in the world of literature. Her work has been recognized with numerous honors, including the Pushcart Prize, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Award for Emerging Writers, and the Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award. She has also been the recipient of fellowships awarded by the Ragdale Foundation, the MacDowell Colony and the National Endowment for the Arts. Kasischke holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and teaches creative writing at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor.
"...intricately constructed, beautifully written... In less skillful hands Leila's would be just a depressing story about a very troubled young woman. Kasischke's writing endows it with universality and elevates it to tragedy. It's an amazing first novel." -- from the Boston Globe review of Suspicious River.