Laura KasischkeFiction, Poetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20060531
This young writer’s poetry and fiction "scratches the surface of daily life," balancing the ordinary with lurid worlds of violence and death. The author of six poetry collections and three novels, Laura Kasischke's collection, Dance and Disappear, won the 2001 Juniper Prize. She talks about her writing and reads from her 2004 collection Gardening in the Dark, and Housekeeping in a Dream, as well as from her novel, The Life Before Her Eyes.
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