About Laura Kasischke




Laura Kasischke (pronounced Ka-ZISS-kee) is an American poet and fiction writer. A recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry in 2012, her most recent collection, Where Now: New & Selected Poems, was published in 2017 by Copper Canyon Press. She has published nine previous collections of poetry, and nine novels, three of which have been made into feature films—The Life Before Her Eyes, Suspicious River, and White Bird in a Blizzard. 

She has received 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.