2017-18 Hunting Family Fellow Laura Kasischke has made the 2017 National Book Award Longlist, Poetry for her book Where Now: New and Selected Poems.
About the book: Where Now presents the breadth of her probing vision that notices then subverts the so-called “normal.” A lover of fairy tales, Kasischke showcases her command of the symbolic, with a keen attention to sound in her exploration of the everyday—whether reflections on loss or the complicated realities of childhood and family.
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Laura Kasischke has published nine 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). Her work has been translated widely. She has been the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, the Rilke Award for Poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the DiCastagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, several Pushcart Prizes, the Bobst Award for Emerging Writers, the Beatrice Hawley Award, and numerous others.