About Laura Kasischke




Laura Kasischke (pronounced Ka-ZISS-kee) was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, 2012.

She has published nine novels, three of which have been made into feature films—“The Life Before Her Eyes,” “Suspicious River,"White Bird in a Blizzard"—and ten books of poetry, most recently "Where Now: New & Collected Poems."  She has also published the short story collection "If a Stranger Approaches You."

She has received the National Book Critics Award for Poetry, fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Rilke Award, the Beatric Hawley Award, and several Pushcart Prizes. Her writing has appeared in Best American Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, Kenyon Review, Harper’s and The New Republic, Poetry, The American Poetry Review.

She lives in Chelsea, Michigan and is the Allan Seager Colleagiate Professor of English Language & Literature at the University of Michigan.