Poet and novelist Laura Kasischke will present a free, public poetry reading on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall as part of the Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts annual writers series. She will conduct a Q&A in the Elaine Langone Center’s Walls Lounge on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Kasischke was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Michigan. Her books of poetry include Wild Brides (1992), Fire and Flower (1998), Dance and Disappear (2002), Gardening in the Dark (2004), Lilies Without (2007), Space, in Chains (2011) — which won the National Book Critics Circle Award — and Where Now (2017). Her novels include Suspicious River (1996), White Bird in a Blizzard (1999), The Life Before Her Eyes (2002) — which was made into a movie starring Uma Thurman — In a Perfect World (2009) and The Raising (2011).
Kasischke’s many awards include the Juniper Prize, the Beatrice Hawley Award, the Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award and fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundaion, among others.